In a randomized controlled trial of iron fortification, anthelmintic treatment, and intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for anemia control in Ivorian children, only anthelmintic treatment shows modest benefit.

@article{Rohner2010InAR,
  title={In a randomized controlled trial of iron fortification, anthelmintic treatment, and intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for anemia control in Ivorian children, only anthelmintic treatment shows modest benefit.},
  author={Fabian Rohner and Michael Zimmermann and Renaude J. Amon and Penelope Vounatsou and Andreas B. Tschannen and Eli{\'e}zer Kouakou N'Goran and Charlemagne Nindjin and Marie-Chantal Cacou and Marguerite D. T{\'e}-Bonl{\'e} and Hortense Aka and Daniel Essiagne Sess and J{\"u}rg Utzinger and Richard F Hurrell},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={635-41}
}
Anemia is common among children in sub-Saharan Africa and its etiology is multifactorial. Likely causes of anemia are low bioavailability of dietary iron, malaria, and helminth infection. In this study, we aimed to assess the effect of iron fortification, intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) of malaria, and anthelmintic treatment on hemoglobin concentration and anemia prevalence among school children. The study was a 6-mo, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial enrolling 591 6- to 14-y… CONTINUE READING

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