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Intravenous rehydration of children with gastroenteritis: which solution is better?
  1. M Sanchez-Bayle,
  2. A Alonso-Ojembarrena,
  3. J Cano-Fernandez
  1. Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M Sanchez-Bayle
    Hospital infantil Niño Jesús, Avenida Menendez Pelayo, 65, Madrid 28009, Spain; msanba{at}teleline.es

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Recent publications have suggested that hyponatraemia may develop in children with gastroenteritis treated with intravenous hypotonic saline.1–3

Even though we believe these papers have been well designed and developed, we cannot agree with their results for we are carrying out a similar study in our centre (81 cases up to now) that is leading to the opposite conclusion: …

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