Gastroenteritis in children

Accounts for more than 1.5 million pediatric outpatient visits and 200,000 hospitalizations annually in the U.S.

Accounts form approximately 1.7 million emergency department visit among children in the US every year.

Second leading cause of death worldwide on children younger than five years of age.

In children, rotavirus is the most common cause of severe disease.

It is rare really lethal in the US.

Oral rehydration therapy is recommended for children with mild to moderate dehydration.

No therapy significantly alters the disease course.

Probiotics does not prevent the development of moderate to severe gastroenteritis within 14 days of therapy

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