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ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY

Dr. Nagaraj Rao

Associate Editor

Indian Drugs

https://doi.org/10.53879/id.59.12.p0005


ABSTRACT

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Cholera epidemics have wiped out clans, communities, and large chunks of populations whenever they have raged across the globe. Of the seven large epidemics over the last two hundred years, lasting from seven to twenty-four years, Bengal has bome the brunt of its four times. Cholera, caused by Vibirio cholerae bacteria, is characterized by mild to potentially fatal acute watery diarrhoea, Prompt rehydration therapy is the cornerstone of management, since the body's ability to absorb salts, water, stool, urine and sweat. Repeated attacks of diarrhoea are a major cause of malnutrition, stunted growth and low body weight.

Year 2022 | Volume No. 59 | Issue No.12 | Page No. 5-6
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