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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

Print version ISSN 0034-7531On-line version ISSN 1561-3119


SABATIER GARCIA, Francisco José; IZQUIERDO ESTEVEZ, Arnaldo; LEON GARCIA, Ramiro E.  and  DIAZ FERNANDEZ, Lylian. Beneficios del cinc en el tratamiento de niños con diarrea. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 1997, vol.69, n.3, pp.197-200. ISSN 0034-7531.

A prospective study on 110 patients presenting with diarrhea was conducted. Patients received supplements with zinc sulfate in a dose of 2 mg/kg/day with the aim of evaluate the influence of this compound in the course of the disease. It was demonstrated that with the administration of this nutrient it is possible to reduce the duration of the diarrheal episode as well as hospital stay. In addition, the number of stools is also reduced. Results are discussed taking the reports available in the medical literature as references. There were no adverse effects with the use of this trace element.

Keywords : ZINC COMPOUNDS [therapeutic use]; DIARRHEA; INFANTILE [drug therapy].

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