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Skin turgor: author’s response
  1. Richard Body
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  1. Dr Richard Body, richard.body{at}

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I was delighted to read the critique of the recent Best Evidence Topic (BET) summary on the reliability of skin turgor as a method for assessing dehydration in children,1 and would like to accept your invitation to respond. My contribution, as third author for this paper, was to check and update the search strategy and to review the final manuscript.

While I am sorry that the BET did not provide Dr Smith with the information he desired regarding the diagnostic accuracy of skin turgor in assessing dehydration in children, I fear that he may perhaps be looking in the wrong …

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