Zinc reduces treatment failure in children experiencing serious bacterial infections

Of the more than 1 million infant deaths that occur each year in India, more than 25% are associated with serious bacterial infections, including pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis. Zinc deficiency has been linked to higher rates of infection and is a common problem for Indian children, particularly during their first 5 years of life.

In a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted at 3 hospitals in New Delhi, India, investigators randomly assigned 700 infants between 7 days and 120 days and suffering from a probable serious bacterial infection to receive...

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