ROLE OF ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION IN CASES OF ACUTE AND PERSISTENT DIARRHEA IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: CURRENT STATUS AND ASSESSMENT

Dr. Kaushal Kishore, Dr. Abhay kumar sinha

Abstract


Diarrhea is still a major factor in mortality in children less than 5 years age group in developing countries. Reported more
that 2 million child death annually worldwide. The improved treatment is established in reducing death rates however but
still requires better approach. This article reviews the better outcome with ORS solution along with administration of zinc.
Zinc is enlisted in WHO essential drug list under medicine for diarrhea where it is indicated in acute diarrhea as an adjunct to oral rehydration salts.
Zinc is usually well tolerated. It is necessary to explore public health applications, using zinc either as a preventive
Measure in children or therapeutically for diarrhea. Zinc supplementation reduces the duration and severity of acute and persistent diarrhea.


Keywords


Diarrhea, Dehydration, Mortality, Zinc.

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