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Written by Richard L Meadows   
Friday, October 08, 2010 11:10 AM
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Vitamin A

Controlled studies have shown decreased morbidity/mortality in children with measles who received two 60 mg doses of Vitamin A within 5 days of the onset of clinical signs. It is strongly recommended as a treatment by the World Health Organization.

Beneficial for epithelial maturation

Dose: ? – I would use 8,000-10,000 IU/Kg/day (Dermatology dose) or greater – Injacom A injections?

Vitamin A has long been associated with immunocompetence – particularly with lymphocytes but now known to modulate antigen presenting cells (J Nutrition June 2010 paper)

Canine Distemper is an immuncompromising virus – particularly attacks CD4 + T lymphocytes

It is also known to directly inhibit growth of human measles virus



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