Early onset of hypernatraemic dehydration and fever in exclusively breast-fed infants
Publication in refereed journal


引用次數
替代計量分析
.

其它資訊
摘要Five cases of moderately severe hypernatraemic dehydration were identified within a 5-month period between two regional hospitals in Hong Kong. Unlike previous reported cases, these exclusively breast-fed infants presented with the unusual triad of fever, absence of overt signs of dehydration and within the first week of life. Three of the cases also had high serum bilirubin concentrations at presentation. The fever subsided quickly and the serum bilirubin concentration fell rapidly within a few hours of rehydration. All infants made an uneventful recovery without permanent neurological sequelae. Fever, presumably secondary to dehydration, is an useful early warning sign. These cases emphasize the importance of early and regular measurement of bodyweight in exclusively breast-fed infants so that prompt identification of affected cases may prevent potentially detrimental complications.
著者Ng PC, Chan HB, Fok TF, Lee CH, Chan KM, Wong W, Cheung KL
期刊名稱Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
出版年份1999
月份12
日期1
卷號35
期次6
出版社BLACKWELL SCIENCE ASIA
頁次585 - 587
國際標準期刊號1034-4810
電子國際標準期刊號1440-1754
語言英式英語
關鍵詞breast-feeding; dehydration; fever; hypernatraemia
Web of Science 學科類別Pediatrics; PEDIATRICS

上次更新時間 2020-13-09 於 02:19