Should vitamin A be given routinely to children with pneumonia unrelated to measles? Evidence Update, Child Health Series, May 2006.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Ni J, Wei J, Wu T. Vitamin A for non-measles pneumonia in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003700. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD003700.pub2.
There is not enough evidence to use vitamin A routinely in children with pneumonia unrelated to measles.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2