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Need to consider other causes of poor growth in Gambian children
  1. MARK BAGOTT, Consultant in Community Child Medicine
  1. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
  2. Child Health Centre, John Street
  3. Ashington NE63 0SE, UK

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    Editor,—The paper by Poskitt and colleagues1 suggests that diarrhoea does not contribute significantly to malnutrition in Gambia and proposes that poor diet is likely to be the main cause. The accompanying commentary by Weaver puts forward the idea that Helicobacter pylorimay also be …

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