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The purpose of this study is to determine whether 14 days nutritional supplementation with Ready to use therapeutic Food (RUTF) or micronutrients alone to children having an infection will prevent malnutrition and reduce the frequency of morbidity.
Anorexia due to infection might lead to weight loss. In many settings total recovery is problematic what might result in a permanent lower weight. A short period high quality food supplementation could improve weight gain after an infection.
A complete high quality food will be tested, but also micronutrients alone as there is no information on what children with an infection exactly need as a supplement.
Children aged 6-59 months presenting with diarrhoea, malaria or lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) are provided for 2 weeks with
- RUTF supplement (Plumpynut®) of 500 kcal/day
- Multi micronutirent powder (MNP)
- Placebo to MNP
The followup period is 6 months. Anthropometric indicators and morbidity are assessed monthly. Participants are invited to attend the study clinic if any signs of disease are noticed.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Nutrition supplement with RUTF or MNP
Goronyo health clinic outpatient department
Not yet recruiting
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:30-0400
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