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Zinc sulphate in rheumatoid arthritis
  1. P. C. Mattingly,
  2. A. G. Mowat
  1. Rheumatology Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford OX3 7LD


    To assess the antirheumatic activity of zinc sulphate, 27 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis took part in a 6-month, randomised, double-blind, between-group trial of oral zinc sulphate versus placebo. Twelve patients on zinc and 9 on placebo completed the trial, but no significant antirheumatic activity of zinc sulphate was demonstrated.

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