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This novel, large randomized controlled trial of 808 Indian children with acute dysentery, ranging in age from 6 to 59 months, assigned each subject to one of three arms of treatment for 14 days using a base of standard oral hydration formula for each group: placebo having no additives, zinc 20 mg/5 mL supplementation, or zinc 20 mg/5 mL plus copper 2 mg/5 mL supplementation.

Throw in the Zinc? Minerals and Acute Childhood Diarrhea