A Novel Use of Long-Term Subcutaneous Hydration Therapy for a Pediatric Patient with Intestinal Failure and Chronic Dehydration: A Case Report

Taylor Wheaton, Christine Schlichting, Swetha Madhavarapu, Monica L. Koncicki

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Abstract

Long-term subcutaneous hydration has not been described in pediatrics. A case of a 4-year-old born prematurely with subsequent intestinal failure, large vessel thrombi, and repeated central line-associated bloodstream infections prompting catheter removal is discussed. Chronic dehydration ensued and was managed with long-term subcutaneous fluid infusions with no serious complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infusion Nursing
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hydration
  • hypodermoclysis
  • intestinal failure
  • prematurity
  • short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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