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Routine vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of blindness due to measles infection in children

  1. Segun Bello1,*,
  2. Martin M Meremikwu2,
  3. Regina I Ejemot-Nwadiaro3,
  4. Olabisi Oduwole4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 16 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 27 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007719.pub3


How to Cite

Bello S, Meremikwu MM, Ejemot-Nwadiaro RI, Oduwole O. Routine vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of blindness due to measles infection in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007719. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007719.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Righospitalet, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  3. 3

    University of Calabar, Department of Public Health, College of Medical Sciences, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  4. 4

    University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (ITDR/P), Institute of Tropical Diseases Research and Prevention, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

*Segun Bello, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Righospitalet, Bledgamsvej 9, 7811, Copenhagen, 2100, Denmark. drsegunbello@yahoo.com. sb@cochrane.dk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions), comment added to review
  2. Published Online: 16 JAN 2014

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Dollimore 1997 {published data only}
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Hussey 1990 {published data only}

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Al-Kubaisy 2002
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Potter 1997
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Sommer 1990
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Bello 2011