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What Are The Symptoms Of The Marasmus Disease
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MARASMUS Is a form: Of protein energy malnutrition. Inadequate calorie intake due to insufficient diet, metabolic, congenital malformations are causes, resulting in emaciation. Immediate management of acute problems, e.g. Diarrhea, dehydration, sepsis, etc first. Then administration of adequate, concentrated balanced diet with micronutrients/vitamins supplementations. Amount be increased gradually as per tolerance. ...Read more
Is the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue of the face in marasmus the first sign ?
And does the child with marasmus has hypothermia?
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 loose skin on buttocks and thighs and arms, but may be easier to noticed on face. Eyes will get sunken quite quickly with dehydration, which may have a different cause. Fatigue, irritability are common. Hypothermia would not be a first sign. ...Read more
For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?
Preventive visit: See the Dr. annually for a preventive Visit and you will get a good Physical and some routine blood work to assure you are well. They may order any preventative tests as well on you, depending on your age and any risk factors you have based on your exam and family history, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type.: Depending on which type of gaucher's, symptoms can range from painless enlarged spleen or liver, anemia, easy bruising, nosebleeds, chronic fatigue, bone pain, or easily broken bones, to increased muscle tone, seizures, 'lazy eye', failure to thrive, swallowing abnormalities, stridor, developmental delay, or death. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Menkes disease also called menkes syndrome, copper transport disease (decreased copper), kinky hair disease. It is x linked recessive more common in males with growth failure, & deterioration of the nervous system, seizures, failure to thrive & subnormal body temperature.Arteries in the brain can also be coiled with infarcts and hemorrhages. Bones demineralized with fractues.Early death pneumonia. ...Read more
Many.: Usually a disease of older folks with males and females equally affected. Typical presentation with fever, migratory joint pain, abdominal pain, hypertension, malaise, anorexia and weight loss. Prodromal symptoms may last for weeks to months. May develop bleeding from lungs, upper airway or kidneys. Confirmation by labs and tissue biopsy when possible. ...Read more
Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus and causes cough and URI sympoms. Cough tends to be worse at night and sound barky like a seal. Treatment if symptoms are minor are steamy shower or cool air outside. If symptoms are severe nebulized medications or oral/intramuscular steroids may be needed. Fever and sore throat may be present. ...Read more
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