Are diarrhoea control programmes likely to reduce childhood malnutrition? Observations from rural Bangladesh.

@article{Briend1989AreDC,
  title={Are diarrhoea control programmes likely to reduce childhood malnutrition? Observations from rural Bangladesh.},
  author={Andre{\'e} Briend and K Zaki Hasan and Khwaja M.S. Aziz and Bilqis Amin Hoque},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1989},
  volume={2 8658},
  pages={319-22}
}
Growth of rural Bangladeshi children aged 6-35 months was examined in relation to the history of diarrhoea in 1772 3-month intervals. Weight gain and linear growth were lower in intervals with a history of diarrhoea than in intervals without diarrhoea. However, comparison of weight and height gains in intervals during which diarrhoea occurred at the beginning or at the end showed that after non-bloody diarrhoeas children catch up and that deficits in weight gain and linear growth were no longer… CONTINUE READING

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