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Zinc adjunct therapy reduces case fatality in severe childhood pneumonia: a randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial

  • Maheswari G Srinivasan1,
  • Grace Ndeezi1,
  • Cordelia Katureebe Mboijana1,
  • Sarah Kiguli1,
  • Gabriel S Bimenya2,
  • Victoria Nankabirwa1, 3 and
  • James K Tumwine1Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Medicine201210:14

Received: 5 January 2012

Accepted: 8 February 2012

Published: 8 February 2012

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8 Feb 2012 Editorially accepted
8 Feb 2012 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-10-14

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences
School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University