Dr. Ahsan Masood Khan, Dr. Salahudin Mahmood, Dr. Sana ullah
Objective: Diarrhea is very common and leading disease among children in Pakistan and also is the third major cause of childhood mortality. According to WHO more than 53000 deaths are observed in children due to diarrhea in Pakistan. Methodology: The purpose of the present study is to analyze the prevalence of acute diarrhea among children from the period of June 2018 to December 2018 In District Multan. The major causes of diarrhea and its clinical features were observed. Total of 300 samples were collected from the age group of 1 month to 13 years. Discussions and results: With the progress of health facilities availability the mortality rate among children due to diarrhea has reduced considerably as compared in the past. Treatment of diarrhea usually include oral rehydration solutions, zinc, antibiotic and intravenous fluid. Conclusion: The research has also helped to analyze the major causes of diarrhea and how to reduce the burden of diarrhea by improving quality of life of the society. Keywords: Diarrhea, dehydration, clean drinking water, fever, vomiting, rehydration.