Oral iron supplements for children in malaria-endemic areas.

  title={Oral iron supplements for children in malaria-endemic areas.},
  author={Joseph Okebe and Dafna Yahav and Rana Shbita and Mical Paul},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Iron-deficiency anaemia is common during childhood. Iron supplementation has been claimed to increase the risk of malaria. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of iron on malaria and deaths. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched The Cochrane Library, PUBMED, MEDLINE, LILACS; and trial registry databases, all up to June 2011. We scanned references of included trials. SELECTION CRITERIA Individually and cluster randomized controlled trials conducted in hypoendemic to holoendemic malaria regions… CONTINUE READING
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