marasmic kwashiorkor


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ma·ras·mic kwa·shi·or·kor

severe protein-calorie malnutrition characterized by extreme weight loss, weakness, and features of kwashiorkor.

marasmic kwashiorkor

[məraz′mik]
Etymology: Gk, marasmos, a wasting; Afr
a malnutrition disease, primarily of children, resulting from the deficiency of both calories and protein. The condition is characterized by severe tissue wasting, dehydration, loss of subcutaneous fat, lethargy, and growth retardation. See also kwashiorkor, marasmus.
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Diagnoses of severe cases of malnutrition, such as marasmic kwashiorkor, reflect ongoing difficulties in the health sector, said Ms Quirke.
The rate of detection of total aflatoxin was highest in marasmic kwashiorkor and kwashiorkor patients, lower in children with marasmus and lowest in controls (table 2, Figure 1).
Conclusions: The cytokines were more elevated in kwashiorkor than marasmic kwashiorkor, marasmus or malaria alone.
The results showed Meteitei to have the highest prevalence of 18% for Kwashiorkor, Marasmus and Marasmic Kwashiorkor while Makunga showed the least prevalence of 4%.