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Please advise what is marasmus and what are its symptoms?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

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"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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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