Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of
healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and
This Evidence Update is adapted from Lazzerini M, Ronfani L. Oral zinc
for treating diarrhoea in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.:CD005436. DOI:10.1002/14651858.
In areas where diarrhoea is an important cause of child mortality, oral
zinc reduces the duration of acute or persistent diarrhoea in young
children over the age of six months.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp
Does oral zinc reduce the duration of diarrhoea in children? Evidence Update, Child Health Series, June 2010.