Vitamin A supplements and diarrheal and respiratory tract infections among children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

@article{Fawzi2000VitaminAS,
  title={Vitamin A supplements and diarrheal and respiratory tract infections among children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.},
  author={Wafaie Wahib Fawzi and Roger L. Mbise and Donna Spiegelman and Maulidi R Fataki and Ellen Hertzmark and Godwin D. Ndossi},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={
          660-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of vitamin A supplementation on the risk of diarrhea and of acute respiratory infection. DESIGN Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. SUBJECTS Six hundred eighty-seven children, 6 to 60 months old, hospitalized with pneumonia, who received vitamin A or placebo at baseline and at 4 and 8 months after discharge from hospital. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES Incidence and duration of episodes of diarrhea and… CONTINUE READING
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