Felis ISSN 2398-2950
Fluid therapy: for diarrhea
Contributor(s): John Dodam, Claire Waters
- Hypovolemia and dehydration are the most common metabolic disturbances of diarrhea.
- The most common electrolyte disturbance is hypokalemia.
- The most common acid-base imbalance is metabolic acidosis because of loss of bicarbonate.
- Other complications include hypoproteinemia with exudative diarrhea → edema and effusions, and endotoxemia or septicemia Shock: septic → fever, hypoglycemia and shock Shock .
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