Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Article Title

A Hazard of "Diet Pop"


Charles Wolf


Calorie-free carbonated beverages, or "diet pops," are becoming increasingly popular and many households no longer contain the older, more familiar, sugar containing, carbonated beverages. Because physicians frequently make use of "soda pop" when prescribing treatment for common pediatric conditions such as febrile episodes or bouts of vomiting or diarrhea, the following case report is presented to illustrate the fact that physicians must ascertain that the beverage to be used to maintain hydration is not calorie free.