How is dehydration classified in cholera?

Updated: Feb 03, 2021
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The World Health Organization has classified dehydration in patients with diarrhea into the following 3 categories, to facilitate treatment (see Table 1):

  • Severe

  • Some (previously termed moderate, in the WHO criteria)

  • None (previously termed mild, in the WHO criteria)


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