B. N. Raman 1, H. C. Mathur 2, M. F. Karim 3
1-Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi.S.P.L.A.J. 2-Consultant in Pediatrics, El Fateh Children’s Hospital, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J. 3-Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi,S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 3, No.2. July 1980:101-103
The status of ascorbic acid nutrition was assessed for a group of twenty nine children with Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM). Examination of the group revealed that each of the children was in subscorbutic condition with markedly lowered plasma and leucocyte ascorbic levels. Heavy doses of synthetic ascorbic acid (1000 Mg daily, 500 mg in the morning and 500 mg in the evening) were then administered orally along with a therapeutic regime extending over a period of from 32 to 45 days so as to determine its implication for therapy. The heavy doses administrations improved the general condition of the children by raising their ascorbic acid nutritional levels to near normal.
Keywords: Ascorbic Acid in Protein Energy Malnutrition