The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 166–167 | Cite as

The Role of Zinc in Childhood Infectious Disease

Editorial Commentary
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, Department of PediatricsAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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