Deprivation in the desert: a case report from central Australia
In February, 2006, an 18-month-old Aboriginal girl, presented to Tennant Creek Hospital (20 bed unit; 510 km from Alice Springs) with gastroenteritis. She was severely dehydrated, hypokalaemic (1-2 mmol/L), and hponatraemic (115 mmol/L). She was fluid resuscitated before being transferred to us at Alice Springs Hospital via aeromedical service.
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