ZINC AND IMMUNOCOMPETENCE IN PROTEIN-ENERGY MALNUTRITION

@article{Golden1978ZINCAI,
  title={ZINC AND IMMUNOCOMPETENCE IN PROTEIN-ENERGY MALNUTRITION},
  author={M. Golden and P. Harland and B. Golden and A. Jackson},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1978},
  volume={311},
  pages={1226-1228}
}
Malnourished children have thymic atrophy which is reversed by zinc supplementation. To see if their defect in cell-mediated immunity was also associated with zinc deficiency ten children were skin-tested with Candida antigen on both arms. One test site was covered with local zinc sulphate and the other with placebo ointment. There was a highly significant increase in the typical delayed-hypersensitivity reaction at the site covered with zinc. The magnitude of the difference between the… Expand
Zinc deficiency in man: its origins and effects.
  • K. Hambidge
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • 1981
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