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how long does it take to cure kwashiorkor

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Kwashiorkor: occurs as a result of severe protein malnutrition. It is rarely seen in developed countries but occurs in areas of famine or poor food supply. The ab ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Nutritional reserves: Primarily seen in african countries, kwashiorkor is a protein-calorie deficiency, seen in starvation. The younger children have less muscle, less rese ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nutrition exam: It sounds like you have a nutrition exam or assignment you're working on. There are many important differences between kwashiorkor and marasmus includ ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Fluid accumulation: The profound protein deficiency of this disorder prevents the blood from holding fluid within the blood vessels. It leaks into the tissues and organs, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Protein vs calories: in Kwash, there is significant deficiency in protein intake which in turn leads to drop in the oncotic pressure inside the blood vessels, causing leak ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Sure : Sure you could! Kwashiorkor is a disease of poor countries, we just don't have is among kids here in the US. BUT theoretically if you ate only fruit ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Kwashiorkor is...: A constellation of signs and symptoms that reflect severe protein malnutrition. Classically there is a protuberant abdomen from low osmotic pressure ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: This condition is severe protein-calorie malnutrition. If the patient is able to assimulate nutrients orally, that is the ideal treatment route. If no ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Malnourished babies: Babie whose moms have severe malnourishment can suffer from these conditions when they are born. This is because they are being starved in utero.
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Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Fatty Liver: Protein-calorie malnutrition diseases may be associated with low serum Albumin (protein) and "fatty" livers...Enlarged...Because of decreased release ... Read More

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