Efficacy of vitamin C for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. A meta-analysis in children

@article{Vorilhon2018EfficacyOV,
  title={Efficacy of vitamin C for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. A meta-analysis in children},
  author={P. Vorilhon and Bastien Arpajou and H. Vaillant Roussel and {\'E}. Merlin and B. Pereira and Aur{\'e}lie Cabaillot},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2018},
  volume={75},
  pages={303-311}
}
PurposeUpper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is a common infection in children, generally caused by viral respiratory infection. Vitamin C is currently proposed as prophylaxis for URTI. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of vitamin C administration in children for the prevention and reduced duration of URTI through a systematic literature review.MethodsReview of the literature conducted between October 2017 and January 2018 in the main medical databases (CENTRAL… Expand
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