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Fifth day fits
  1. H James Goldberg,
  2. Elizabeth M Sheehy

    An acute zinc deficiency syndrome?

    Abstract

    A 3-year prospective study to elucidate the cause of fifth day fits was carried out. A highly significant relationship with low cerebrospinal fluid zinc levels was found. Theoretical and practical considerations support the contention that fifth day fits are caused by an acute deficiency of zinc.

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