Typical dermatosis in kwashiorkor.

*, Madan Gopal Rajan and *, Rukmini M S and Sinha, Sulekha and Hegde, Anupama and Manjrekar, Poornima (2017) Typical dermatosis in kwashiorkor. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 10 (8). pp. 4790-4792. ISSN 0974-2441

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Protein-energy malnutrition is the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, commonly occurring in children aged 6 months-2 years, as per the National Family Health Survey, 2007. The dermatologic manifestations are more florid and characteristic in kwashiorkor than in marasmus. Here, we present a case of a 1½ years old male, with extensive skin lesions, owing to severe malnutrition. Malnourishment is one of the foremost conditions seen in the developing countries. It is essential to provide adequate nutritional support to the growing children and to impart proper education to the mothers with regard to weaning and care during the illness of children aged under 5 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Protein-energy malnutrition, Edematous malnutrition, Kwashiorkor, Skin changes, Flaky paint dermatosis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 11:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150453

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