Cholera, Diarrhea, and Oral Rehydration Therapy: Triumph and Indictment

Guerrant, Richard L.; Carneiro-Filho, Benedito A.; Dillingham, Rebecca A.
August 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p398
Academic Journal
Discusses ways in which cholera is driving the development of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) in the developing world. Scientists' discovery of the intact sodium-glucose intestinal cotransport in patients with cholera; Ability of ORT to reduce the mortality associated with acute diarrheal disease; Costs of advances in ORT and nutrition therapy.


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