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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 03 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1196

Kidney problems caused by melamine in milk may be long term: A study of 733 rural Chinese children, of whom 48 had renal abnormalities after drinking milk tainted with melamine in 2008, found that five of 46 children with follow-up data still had renal abnormalities six months later. This indicated a need for longer term follow-up, says a study published in CMAJ (doi:10.1503/cmaj.091063).

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