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  1. Wheaton, Taylor MD, FAAP
  2. Schlichting, Christine MD
  3. Madhavarapu, Swetha MD, FAAP
  4. Koncicki, Monica L. MD, FAAP


Long-term subcutaneous hydration has not been described in pediatrics. A case of a 4-year-old born prematurely with subsequent intestinal failure, large vessel thrombi, and repeated central line-associated bloodstream infections prompting catheter removal is discussed. Chronic dehydration ensued and was managed with long-term subcutaneous fluid infusions with no serious complications.