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Dietary and socio-economic factors associated with beriberi in breastfed Lao infants.

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A case-control study was conducted to investigate the dietary and socio-economic factors associated with beriberi in infants attending three public hospitals in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Forty-three breast-feeding infants with a median (range) age of 3 (1-9) months were admitted with beriberi. This was defined as the presence of signs of congestive heart failure or shock in the absence of fever or other signs of sepsis, hypovolaemia or cardiac abnormalities, with rapid clinical improvement followin...

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10.1179/027249303322296493

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Journal:
Annals of tropical paediatrics
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
181-186
Publication date:
2003-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1465-3281
ISSN:
0272-4936
URN:
uuid:08925f41-f9bb-43bd-a918-3f08d6723e1b
Source identifiers:
133315
Local pid:
pubs:133315

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