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It is sometimes difficult to gain a rapid intravenous access in hypovolemic states. The suitability of intraosseous (IO) route for fluid infusion as an effective, safe and reliable alternative to intravenous (IV) route was explored. Sixty children (age range 3 months to 2 years) with severe dehydration were assigned alternately to receive resuscitating fluid through either IO or IV routes. The IO route was successfully secured in all cases within the first 5 minutes of attempt. On the otherpmid:7875811 fatcat:fnyi6eabljcw3eqwk56styjtvq