Which medications in the drug class Trace Elements/Metals are used in the treatment of Shigella Infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Trace Elements/Metals

WHO has introduced the use of zinc for 10-14 days as part of a diarrheal disease control program in addition to oral rehydration therapy. Initiating zinc at the time of diarrhea leads to shorter duration and fewer loose stools. [21, 32]

Zinc (Galzin, Zinimin, ZnCl2)

Zinc supplementation has been found to decrease duration and severity of diarrheal episodes.


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