A randomized controlled trial of zinc as adjuvant therapy for severe pneumonia in young children.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Diarrhea and pneumonia are the leading causes of illness and death in children <5 years of age. Zinc supplementation is effective for treatment of acute diarrhea and can prevent pneumonia. In this trial, we measured the efficacy of zinc when given to children hospitalized and treated with antibiotics for severe pneumonia. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-3091

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@article{Basnet2012ARC, title={A randomized controlled trial of zinc as adjuvant therapy for severe pneumonia in young children.}, author={Sudha Basnet and Prakash Sunder Shrestha and Arun Kumar Sharma and Maria Mathisen and Renu Prasai and Nita Bhandari and Ramesh Kant Adhikari and Halvor Sommerfelt and Palle Valentiner-Branth and Tor A Strand}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2012}, volume={129 4}, pages={701-8} }