EFFECT OF ZINC ON THYMUS OF RECENTLY MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

@article{Golden1977EFFECTOZ,
  title={EFFECT OF ZINC ON THYMUS OF RECENTLY MALNOURISHED CHILDREN},
  author={M. Golden and A. Jackson and B. Golden},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1977},
  volume={310},
  pages={1057-1059}
}
Zinc-deficient animals and children have thymic atrophy and an increased susceptibility to infections. Children with protein-energy malnutrition similarly have thymic atrophy, zinc deficiency, and increased susceptibility to infections. 8 children, recently malnourished, who were supplemented with zinc, showed an increase in thymic size as judged radiographically. It is suggested that zinc deficiency may play a part in the thymic atrophy and infections associated with malnutrition. 
Severe Zinc Deficiency
The effects of malnutrition on secretory and cellular immune processes.
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