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The effect of vitamin A supplementation on morbidity due to Plasmodium falciparum
Objective To investigate the effect of vitamin A supplementationon malaria morbidity.Methods The study was a randomized double-blind placebo-con-trolled trial, conducted in Panyabungan, Mandailing Natal, NorthSumatera from April 2001 to April 2002. Children aged 6-60 monthssuffering from falciparum malaria were randomly assigned to highdose vitamin A or placebo every 4 months for a year. All childrenwere treated in accordance with health center policy. Malaria mor-bidity was assessed fromdoi:10.14238/pi44.4.2004.133-7 fatcat:lwnmo2pjwjhv7it7j4rhrsew24