DAVID R. NALIN, M.D.; RICHARD A. CASH, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the article by Pierce and associates (1) in your June issue, which corroborates our findings of last year on the practical benefits of oral maintenance therapy for cholera (2). We wish to point out that several points presented as speculations in the discussion were previously confirmed in our initial report.
First, our studies indicated that the optimum solution for adults contains (mEq/liter) sodium, 120; potassium, 15; carbon dioxide, 48; chloride, 97; and glucose, 110 mm/liter. The solution used by Pierce and associates is low in sodium (100 mEq/liter) and potassium (10 mEq/liter). We
NALIN DR, CASH RA. Oral Therapy for Cholera. Ann Intern Med. ;72:288–289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-2-288_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(2):288-289.
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