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Supplementary vitamin E, selenium, cysteine and riboflavin for preventing kwashiorkor in preschool children in developing countries

  1. Chibuzo C Odigwe1,*,
  2. Geir Smedslund2,
  3. Regina I Ejemot-Nwadiaro3,
  4. Chiedozie C Anyanechi4,
  5. Michael B Krawinkel5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 14 APR 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008147.pub2


How to Cite

Odigwe CC, Smedslund G, Ejemot-Nwadiaro RI, Anyanechi CC, Krawinkel MB. Supplementary vitamin E, selenium, cysteine and riboflavin for preventing kwashiorkor in preschool children in developing countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008147. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008147.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Tropical Disease Research & Prevention, Nigeria Effective Health Care Alliance Programme, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  2. 2

    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, N-0130, Norway

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Federal Medical Centre, Department of Internal Medicine, Umuahia, Nigeria

  5. 5

    Justus-Liebig-University, Institute of Nutritional Sciences - International Nutrition, Giessen, Germany

*Chibuzo C Odigwe, Nigeria Effective Health Care Alliance Programme, Institute of Tropical Disease Research & Prevention, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Moore Road, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. c.odigwe@yahoo.com, codigwe@gmail.com. chibuzo2k2@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 14 APR 2010

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