Vitamin A supplementation of South African children with severe diarrhea: optimum timing for improving biochemical and clinical recovery and subsequent vitamin A status.

@article{Rollins2000VitaminAS,
  title={Vitamin A supplementation of South African children with severe diarrhea: optimum timing for improving biochemical and clinical recovery and subsequent vitamin A status.},
  author={Nigel C. Rollins and Suzanne Filteau and Inga Elson and Andrew M. Tomkins},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          284-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin A has well-recognized benefits for prevention of diarrhea, but the impact of therapeutic doses given during diarrhea on biochemical and clinical outcomes is less clear. We investigated these potential therapeutic benefits within a study of the optimum time for vitamin A supplementation to promote vitamin A status. METHODS Young children with severe diarrhea were randomized to receive 60 mg of retinol as retinyl palmitate during acute diarrhea or once symptoms had resolved… CONTINUE READING
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