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Doctor insights on: What Are The Symptoms Of The Marasmus Disease

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Please explain what are some symptoms of marasmus?

Please explain what are some symptoms of marasmus?

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 wizened. Abdomen may be distended or flat with visible intestinal pattern. Muscle atrophy with resultant hypotonia, temperature- subnormal, slow pulse rate, low bmr. Listlessness, diminished appetite. Constipated or starvation diarrhea with mucous... ...Read more

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Please advise what is marasmus and what are its symptoms?

Please advise what is marasmus and what are its symptoms?

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 represent a group of pathologic conditions associated with a nutritional and energy deficit occurring in young children from developing countries at the time of weaning. Marasmus is a condition caused by a deficiency in calories and energy"(medscape.Com. ...Read more

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Effects of marasmus on the body?

Effects of marasmus on the body?

Severe: Marasmus is one tyoe of serious protein-energy malnutrition. Marasmus is a condition primarily caused by a deficiency in calories and energy. Marasmus results in not only high mortality (even for hospitalized children), without any improvement over the last 2 decades, and also results in morbidity, stunted linear growth, and compromised neurological development. ...Read more

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What happened if marasmus is not treated for a long?

What happened if marasmus is not treated for a long?

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. ...Read more

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What are the difference between kwashiokor & marasmus?

What are the difference between kwashiokor & marasmus?

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 malabsorption, diarrhea, edema and bloated abdomens. The findings in kwashiorkor are due to profound profound protein malnutrition while marasmus is from a total lack of nutrition in general ...Read more

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Who is affected by marasmus (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is affected by marasmus (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Marasmus: Forget about sex, ethnicity, etc., merasmus is a form of severe malnutrition, often starting in children who are very young. It has little to do with sex and ethnicity, etc. Please read up about in on the web and, if this directly involves you, follow all of the information provided. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the precautions for marasmus?

I was wondering what are the precautions for marasmus?

MARASMUS: Make sure to eat a balanced diet with appropriate caloric intake. Treat if there is any underlying cause. Get a nutrition consult. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is marasmus and the proper plan of care?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is marasmus and the proper plan of care?

See below: Marasmus has been thought to result from inadequate energy intake and is better described as nonedematous protein /energy malnutrition. Treatment include initial phase of hydration & antibiotic treatment followed by continued antibiotic therapy and introduction of diet providing maintenance amount of protein and energy along with adequate electrolytes, trace minerals and vitamins (second phase). ...Read more

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Why the deficit in height is less in kwashiorkor tgan in marasmus & marasmuc kwo?

Why the deficit in height is less in kwashiorkor tgan in marasmus & marasmuc kwo?

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 including protein calorie malnutrition, lymphopenia, a typical appearance, etc. it's an important subject to learn. ...Read more

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Shouls i be concerned that i may have marasmus if i weigh 83lbs and I am 5ft 6inches?

Shouls i be concerned that i may have marasmus if i weigh 83lbs and I am 5ft 6inches?

Not just that...: The way you have phrased this question itself is troubling. I can't call it without seeing you, but i hope you have access to a physician who can look at how you eat, and whether there is malabsorption / maldigestion / endocrine disease (addison's, simmonds') that may be putting your life in danger. I believe you know of the danger you are in; please get with your personal physician now. ...Read more