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Treatment of dehydrated child patient is:

 # Treatment of dehydrated child patient is:
A. 0.9% normal saline
B. 5% dextrose
C. 10% dextrose
D. 50% dextrose




The correct answer is B. 5% dextrose.

5% dextrose supplies calories, but not electrolytes. The solution can only be used when the patient does not require any electrolytes but a solution to replenish his blood volume along with some nutrition.

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