Plasma zinc as a predictor of diarrheal and respiratory morbidity in children in an urban slum setting.

@article{Bahl1998PlasmaZA,
  title={Plasma zinc as a predictor of diarrheal and respiratory morbidity in children in an urban slum setting.},
  author={Rajiv Bahl and Neha Bhandari and K Michael Hambidge and M K Bhan},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 2 Suppl},
  pages={414S-417S}
}
The association between low initial plasma zinc concentration and risk of morbidity over the subsequent 3 mo was examined in a cohort of 116 children aged 12-59 mo recovering from acute diarrhea. Children with low initial plasma zinc (< or = 8.4 micromol/L) had more episodes of diarrhea [risk ratio (RR): 1.47; 95% CI: 1.03, 2.49) and severe diarrhea, defined as passage of > or = 5 liquid stools in a 24-h period, (RR: 1.70; 95% CI: 1.06, 2.72) than did children with normal plasma zinc (> 8.4… CONTINUE READING

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