REPEATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AMONG UNDER FIVES DUE TO GASTROENTERITIS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH THEIR NUTRITIONAL STATUS - A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL, TELANGANA, INDIA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 4156-4164
Background: Acute GE(gastroenteritis) causes diarrhea which contributes to malnutrition through reduction in food intake, decrease in absorption of nutrients and increase in catabolism of nutrient reserves. Malnutrition reduces the immunity to defend against diseases and recurrent infections in turn deprive the body of essential nutrients, which causes a vicious cycle. This study has been taken up with the aim to assess the child’s nutritional status and recommend appropriate dietary regimen to manage the condition and prevent its recurrence.
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