What are the complications of acute diarrhoea?

  • Dehydration
  • Shock
  • Acidosis
  • Electrolyte loss
  • Ileus
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Septicaemia
  • Malnutrition

Severe dehydration is the commonest cause of death in infants with diarrhoea and by far the most important complication.

Dehydration is the most important complication and the commonest cause of death in infants with diarrhoea.

1 thought on “What are the complications of acute diarrhoea?

  1. Thank you for this straightforward response but is it okay listing dehydration and shock? Dehydration will proceed to shock.
    Also hypoglycemia and malnutrition? Hypoglycemia is found in malnutrition too.

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