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Vitamin A supplementation in preschool children with acute diarrhoea

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.530a (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:530
  1. Paul Pharoah,
  2. Julius Weinberg,
  3. Andrew Hayward
  1. Senior registrar Senior registrar Registrar PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London NW9 5EQ

    EDITOR,—Nita Bhandari and colleagues report the results of a trial of vitamin A in the prevention of respiratory and diarrhoeal morbidity in a population of children likely to be clinically or subclinically deficient in vitamin A.1 We do not believe that the conclusions are justified by the results described, and the public health implications contained in the box are misleading.

    The first two points in the box are not contentious and are based on previous research. …

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