Refeeding syndrome

Joseph Runde*, Timothy Sentongo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Refeeding syndrome describes the metabolic disturbances and clinical sequelae that occur in response to nutritional rehabilitation of patients who are moderate to severely malnourished. When risk factors are not identified and nutrition therapy is not managed appropriately, devastating consequences such as electrolyte depletion and imbalances, fluid overload, arrhythmia, seizure, encephalopathy, and death may occur. As this entity is often unrecognized, especially in pediatrics, becoming familiar with the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and management strategies will help clinicians caring for chil-dren avoid unnecessary morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e448-e454
JournalPediatric annals
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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