(See also Fluid Metabolism, see Neonatal Hypernatremia, and see Neonatal Hyponatremia.)
Unlike in adults, fluid management in children is based on weight and on specific guidelines, because children are more sensitive to fluid depletion (and excess). All guidelines are approximations; individualized adjustments based on close monitoring are essential.
Last full review/revision November 2014 by Michael F. Cellucci, MD
Content last modified December 2014