Intravenous Fluids for Children with Gastroenteritis
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Most children with gastroenteritis do not require intravenous fluids and will respond favorably to ORT. Intravenous fluids do not shorten the duration of gastroenteritis and are more likely to cause adverse effects than ORT. [Strength of recommendation: B]
American Family Physician, 71(1) 2005: .
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