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Pathophysiology of marasmus

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Severe: Marasmus is one tyoe of serious protein-energy malnutrition. Marasmus is a condition primarily caused by a deficiency in calories and energy. Marasmus... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See below: "marasmus is one of the 3 forms of serious protein-energy malnutrition (pem). The other 2 forms are kwashiorkor (kw) and marasmic kw. These forms rep... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
MARASMUS: Make sure to eat a balanced diet with appropriate caloric intake. Treat if there is any underlying cause. Get a nutrition consult.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Starvation diseases: They are both diseases that arise from an inadequate diet and starvation. Kids with marasmus have dry loose baggy skin. Kwashiokor children have mal... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Marasmus has been thought to result from inadequate energy intake and is better described as nonedematous protein /energy malnutrition. Treatment inc... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
FAILURE TO GAIN WT-: Then loss of weight until emaciation results, loss of skin turgor, wrinkled/loose skin as subcutaneous fat disappears, appearance becomes shrunken and... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends on age: In general, it is a very dangerous situation if the body is not getting enough protein. Ultimately it will result in death if not addressed. In youn... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
MARASMUS Is a form: Of protein energy malnutrition. Inadequate calorie intake due to insufficient diet, metabolic, congenital malformations are causes, resulting in emaci... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weight loss of FTT: (Failure to Thrive) would be first signs of nutrition deprivation and in a child would be expected to be noted first in overall growth and especially ... Read More

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