An infant has diarrhea for 3 days with weight loss from 10 kg to 9 kg.

Question Number 0729

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An infant has diarrhea for 3 days with weight loss from 10 kg to 9 kg. On examination he is noted to have dry mucous membranes, poor skin turgor, markedly decreased urine output, and tachycardia. His BP is normal and compression-release of the nail beds shows satisfactory refilling. Appropriate treatment would include

a) plasmapheresis and plasma infusion
b) half strength Normal Saline
c) lactated Ringer's injection
d) Packed cells
e) Whole blood


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