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Ingestión de plantas en niños menores de 5 años con diarrea aguda infantil

Author(s): María Tomat | Belén Salinas | Mercedes Ramírez de Materan | David Tropiano | Rosabel González

Journal: Salus Online
ISSN 1316-7138

Volume: 14;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 10;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: infant acute diarrhea | poisoning plants | herbal infusions

The use of medicinal plants in infant acute diarrhea (DAI) is a common practice in Venezuela, and poisoning as a result is common. Such practice carries high economic and human costs from a high hospitalization rate, and high morbidity and mortality. The research objective was to describe the socio-epidemiological characteristics of children with diarrhea who ingested plants during the period 2003 in the Children's Hospital "Dr. Jorge Lizarraga. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive, retrospective, and non-experimental study. 4145 medical records of patients
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