A member asked:

What happened if marasmus is not treated for a long?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Brian Greenberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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 young children it can result in poor development and growth of the brain.

Answered 4/18/2017



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