Zinc supplementation for the treatment of measles in children

Awotiwon, Ajibola ; Oduwole, Olabisi ; Sinha, Anju ; Okwundu, Charles I. (2015)

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Background: Measles is an important cause of childhoodmorbidity andmortality globally, despite increasing vaccine coverage. Zinc plays a significant role in the maintenance of normal immunological functions, therefore supplements given to zinc-deficient children will increase the availability of zinc and could reduce measles-related morbidity and mortality. This is an update of a review first published in 2015. Objectives: To assess the effects of zinc supplementation in reducing morbidity and mortality in children with measles.

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