protein malnutrition


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pro·tein mal·nu·tri·tion

undernutrition resulting from inadequate intake of protein; characteristic manifestations include nutritional edema, kwashiorkor.
Malnutrition associated with suboptimal caloric intake, seen in African children weaned from protein-rich maternal milk and fed protein-poor cereals, cassava and sweet potatoes
Lab Anaemia, decreased haematocrit, blood volume, decreased albumin
Treatment Succotash, a diet mixture that provides the deficient amino acids

protein malnutrition

Kwashiorkor, see there.

pro·tein mal·nu·tri·tion

(prōtēn malnū-trishŭn)
Undernutrition resulting from inadequate intake of protein; characteristic manifestations include nutritional edema.
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