Impact of intermittent preventive anti-malarial treatment on the growth and nutritional status of preschool children in rural Senegal (west Africa).

@article{Ntab2007ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of intermittent preventive anti-malarial treatment on the growth and nutritional status of preschool children in rural Senegal (west Africa).},
  author={Balthazar Ntab and Badara Ciss{\'e} and Denis Boulanger and C Sokhna and Geoffrey A T Targett and Jo Lines and Ne{\^a}l Alexander and Jean-François Trape and François Simondon and Brian Greenwood and Kirsten Bork Simondon},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={411-7}
}
Negative consequences of malaria might account for seasonality in nutritional status in children in the Sahel. We report the impact of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of seasonal intermittent preventive anti-malarial treatment on growth and nutritional status in 1,063 Senegalese preschool children. A combination of artesunate and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine was given monthly from September to November. In the intervention arm, mean weight gain was significantly greater (122.9… CONTINUE READING