Effect of vitamin A on diarrhoeal and respiratory complications of measles.

@article{Ogaro1993EffectOV,
  title={Effect of vitamin A on diarrhoeal and respiratory complications of measles.},
  author={F O Ogaro and V A Orinda and Francis E Onyango and Robert E. Black},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={283-6}
}
A randomized placebo-controlled trial of high dose vitamin A in acute measles was performed in Nairobi, Kenya to determine if it reduced the incidence or severity of diarrhoeal and respiratory complications. On enrollment laryngotracheobronchitis (LTB) pneumonia, diarrhoea and otitis media were each found in 45-80% of children in the treatment and placebo groups. While 4 of 119 cases of LTB in the placebo group progressed to grade III (loud stridor, markedly diminished air entry, chest… CONTINUE READING