Duration of Symptoms and Plasma Cytokine Levels in Patients with the Common Cold Treated with Zinc Acetate

  title={Duration of Symptoms and Plasma Cytokine Levels in Patients with the Common Cold Treated with Zinc Acetate},
  author={A. Prasad and J. Fitzgerald and B. Bao and F. Beck and P. Chandrasekar},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • A. Prasad, J. Fitzgerald, +2 authors P. Chandrasekar
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Adults and children in the United States experience two to six colds per year (1, 2). The morbidity and loss of working hours due to the common cold are substantial (1-3), and treatment remains elusive. Ten controlled trials of treatment of the common cold with zinc lozenges have been published (4-13). Five studies reported that zinc lozenges reduced the duration of cold symptoms (4-8). The other five studies, however, showed no effect of zinc on cold symptoms (9-13). It has been argued that… CONTINUE READING
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