Volume 82, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and cost/effectiveness of compared with yogurt fluid (YF) in acute non-bloody diarrhea in children. This randomized, prospective open-label clinical trial includes 55 children (36 boys, 19 girls; mean age 21.2 ± 28.2 months). Group A ( = 28) received lyophilized and group B ( = 27) received YF. The duration of diarrhea was shorter with but the hospital stay was reduced with YF, although these differences were not significant. However, diarrhea had resolved in significantly more children on day 3 in the group (48.5% versus 25.5%; < 0.05). In outpatient cases, yogurt treatment was cheaper than whereas in hospitalized patients, treatment cost was similar. In conclusion, the effect of daily freshly prepared YF was comparable to in the treatment of acute non-bloody diarrhea in children. The duration of diarrhea was shorter in the group, expressed as a significantly higher number of patients with normal stools on day 3.


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  • Received : 07 Sep 2009
  • Accepted : 21 Nov 2009
  • Published online : 05 Mar 2010

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