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Treating malnutrition with antibiotics

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f694 (Published 06 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f694

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Severe malnutrition compromises children’s defence against infections. Do malnourished children need antibiotics as well as food supplements? In a trial from Malawi, children given a week of antibiotics were more likely to recover from acute severe malnutrition and less likely …

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