Diseases Of The Gastrointestinal Tract In Infants

For a detailed discussion of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of gastroenteritis see at a glance. See also dehydration in children

Infectious gastroenteritis is the most common pediatric disease. About 5 billion cases occur each year worldwide, most in developing countries in children <5 years. Approximately 2 million deaths are caused by dehydration. In the US, about 15-25 million cases with 300 to 400 deaths are recorded. About 2% of children in developed countries will need at some point due to acute gastroenteritis and dehydration hospitalization. In the US, acute gastroenteritis for an estimated 200,000 hospitalizations and 3-5 million outpatient visits at a cost of more than $ 1 billion is responsible. For a detailed discussion of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of gastroenteritis see at a glance. See also dehydration in children

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