Accession Number:

ADA082842

Title:

Infectious Diseases,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-02-29

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Approaches to the nutritional management of infectious disease problems can be summarized in a series of guidelines and therapeutic steps in most clinical situations. Body defensive mechanisms that prevent or minimize infectious illnesses seem to function best when a patient is in normal nutritional balance. Deficits or excesses of nutrients may predispose to an increased risk of infection or to an infection of increased severity. Although nutritional management during the therapy of most infections falls into the realm of secondary or supportive care, on rare occasions immediate correction of a nutritional abnormality may be of life-saving importance. It should then take precedence in the management of the illness. These emergency situations generally involve the correction of severe fluid and electrolyte or acid-base abnormalities. Severe hypoglycemia or anoxia must also be corrected without delay. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE