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Role of Serum Zinc and Copper in Children with Gastroenteritis

  title={Role of Serum Zinc and Copper in Children with Gastroenteritis},
  author={S. Percy and Davina Hijam and A. Dubey and N. Devi and O. P. Devi and Khumukcham I Singh and M. A. Singh},
Gastroenteritis, also known as acute diarrhoeal diseases as the predominant symptom is diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of loose, liquid or watery stools > 3 times a day lasting upto 10-14 days. Therefore children with marginal nutritional status are also at significant risk of developing micronutrients depletion such as zinc with an episode of diarrhoea. Zinc improves water and electrolyte, increases brush border enzymes activity and enhances the overall immune function. A study… Expand

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