1. Continuous intravenous drip or veno-clysis is a
safe proceedure which can be used in any hospital.
2. It promises to reduce the mortality in summer
diarrhoea from approximately 35% by the most approved methods
to as low as 10%. In our cases we had no mortalities.
3. The intravenous route offers numerous advantages of
fluid administration and it seems that less fluid is needed by this
channel to correct intoxication.
4. Veno-clysis enables withholding fluid and milk orally,
gives the gas-too —intestinal tract a rest and makes us independent
of the intestinal tract for nourishment. A 12-hour water starvation and complete milk and carbohydrate starvation is stressed
during the infusion. Emphasis is also placed on a careful resumption of feeding.
5. Blood transfusion is beneficial in all cases but does
not seem to be essential for recovery if veno-clysis is used,
6. All cases of intoxication should be considered
seriously ill and veno-clysis given early.