Xerophthalmia and growth in preschool Indonesian children.

  title={Xerophthalmia and growth in preschool Indonesian children.},
  author={I Tarwotjo and Joanne Katz and Keith P West and James M. Tielsch and Alfred Sommer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={55 6},
Approximately 4000 preschool children in West Java, Indonesia, were examined for xerophthalmia and weighed and measured at 3-mo intervals from March 1977 to December 1978. Children recovering from xerophthalmia over a 3-mo interval gained an average of 124 g (95% CI 42-206) more over 3 mo than normal children. Their height gain was similar to normal… CONTINUE READING