A randomized trial of vitamin A supplements in relation to mortality among human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected children in Tanzania.

@article{Fawzi1999ART,
  title={A randomized trial of vitamin A supplements in relation to mortality among human immunodeficiency virus-infected and uninfected children in Tanzania.},
  author={Wafaie Wahib Fawzi and Roger L. Mbise and Ellen Hertzmark and Maulidi R Fataki and M{\'o}nica Grajales Herrera and Godwin D. Ndossi and Donna Spiegelman},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          127-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether vitamin A supplements result in reduced mortality among HIV-infected and uninfected children. DESIGN Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS Starting in April, 1993, we randomized 687 children age 6 months to 5 years who were admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Children who were severely malnourished or had clinical signs of vitamin A deficiency were excluded. At baseline children received placebo or 400 000 IU (or half that for… CONTINUE READING
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