A randomized trial of multivitamin supplementation in children with tuberculosis in Tanzania

@inproceedings{Mehta2010ART,
  title={A randomized trial of multivitamin supplementation in children with tuberculosis in Tanzania},
  author={Saurabh Mehta and Ferdinand M. Mugusi and Robert Dipl Ing Bosch and Said Aboud and Anirban Chatterjee and Julia L. Finkelstein and Maulidi R Fataki and Rodrick R Kisenge and Wafaie Wahib Fawzi},
  booktitle={Nutrition journal},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundChildren with tuberculosis often have underlying nutritional deficiencies. Multivitamin supplementation has been proposed as a means to enhance the health of these children; however, the efficacy of such an intervention has not been examined adequately.Methods255 children, aged six weeks to five years, with tuberculosis were randomized to receive either a daily multivitamin supplement or a placebo in the first eight weeks of anti-tuberculous therapy in Tanzania. This was only 64% of… CONTINUE READING
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