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Indications for Performing Blood Tests in a Pediatric Patient with Gastroenteritis and Diarrhea

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

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Armon et al listed indications for laboratory testing of a pediatric patient with diarrhea associated with gastroenteritis, with or without vomiting. Laboratory tests are often not needed to manage many of these patients. The authors are from University of Nottingham, Pinderfields General Hospital and Maudsley Hospital in England.

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