Impact of zinc supplementation in children with acute diarrhoea in Turkey.

  title={Impact of zinc supplementation in children with acute diarrhoea in Turkey.},
  author={Perran Boran and Gulnur Tokuc and Elif Vagas and Sedat Oktem and M K Gokduman},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={91 4},
OBJECTIVE Zinc deficiency is prevalent in children in developing countries. Supplemental zinc provides therapeutic benefits in diarrhoea. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of daily zinc supplementation for 14 days on diarrhoea duration, severity, and morbidity in children. METHODS In a randomised, open label non-placebo controlled trial, we assessed the efficacy of providing zinc sulfate to 6-60 month old children with acute diarrhoea for 2 weeks followed by 3 months of morbidity… CONTINUE READING


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