International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part D (2016)
Study of clinical profile in acute gastroenteritis patients with special reference to dyselectrolytemia
Dr. Bela H Shah, Dr. Dhara K Gosai, Dr. Mehul R Chaudhari and Dr. Jaydip S Prajapati
: Dyselectrolytemia is most common complication seen in acute gastroenteritis which leads to long term morbidity and sometimes mortality which is easily preventable by simple measures.
Aims & Objective: To study clinical presentation of acute gastroenteritis with pattern of dyselectrolytemia and arterial blood gas analysis and response to therapy
Study Design: Prospective observational study Material &Methods: All patient in age group 1 month to 12 years admitted for acute gastroenteritis over period of 2 years in Paediatrics Department of Tertiary care centre were included in this study.
Results: Increased frequency of stool and vomiting were most common presenting symptoms while most common electrolyte imbalance in study was hyponatremia followed by hypokalaemia In ABGA analysis severe metabolic acidosis was found in most of cases.
Conclusion: ORS usage promotion in mild and moderate cases of dehydration is the best way for preventing severe dehydration and dyselectrolytemia .Zinc has established role in decreased frequency and total duration of acute gastroenteritis.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Bela H Shah, Dr. Dhara K Gosai, Dr. Mehul R Chaudhari, Dr. Jaydip S Prajapati. Study of clinical profile in acute gastroenteritis patients with special reference to dyselectrolytemia. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(8):255-257.