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Can acetate replace bicarbonate in oral rehydration solution for infantile diarrhoea?
  1. F C Patra,
  2. D Mahalanabis,
  3. K N Jalan,
  4. A Sen,
  5. P Banerjee


    In a double-blind trial two groups of 20 infants and young children suffering from diarrhoeal dehydration and acidosis were successfully treated with an acetate and a bicarbonate containing oral rehydration solution. The former was found to be as effective as the latter and was equally acceptable to the patient.

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