Arch Dis Child 80:579 doi:10.1136/adc.80.6.579c
  • Letters to the editor

Guidelines for managing acute gastroenteritis

  1. ROBERT MOY, Senior Lecturer in Community Child Health
  1. Institute of Child Health
  2. Clinical Research Building
  3. Whitehall Street, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK

      Editor,—In his otherwise excellent systematic review of the management of acute gastroenteritis,1 Murphy has overlooked the consensus about the assessment and management of dehydration that forms the basis of the World Health Organisation’s programme for the case management of diarrhoea contained within the guidelines for the newly developed Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy.2 The IMCI strategy contains similar …

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