Serum zinc status of children with persistent diarrhoea admitted to the diarrhoea management unit of Mulago Hospital, Uganda.

@article{Bitarakwate2003SerumZS,
  title={Serum zinc status of children with persistent diarrhoea admitted to the diarrhoea management unit of Mulago Hospital, Uganda.},
  author={Edward Bitarakwate and Edison Arwanire Mworozi and Addy Kekitiinwa},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          54-60
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Despite great advances in the management of diarrhoeal diseases, persistent diarrhoea remains a major problem in developing countries due to its syndromic nature. Zinc depletion ranks high among the factors contributing to the detrimental effects of persistent diarrhoea on the human body. This however, has not been investigated in the Ugandan population. OBJECTIVE To determine the serum zinc status of children with persistent diarrhoea. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study… CONTINUE READING

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