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.

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