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What are the complication of kwarshiorkor in children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Kwashiorkor( k) is a process that leads to a multitude of problems.
Early symptoms include apathy, lethergy and irritability. Loss of muscle mass, skin probs, swelling in organs, face & limbs, & increased susceptability to infection. Stupor and coma may occcur with death rates approaching 40% even under rx. Survivors will generally have long term mental and physical deficiencies.

In brief: Multiple

Kwashiorkor( k) is a process that leads to a multitude of problems.
Early symptoms include apathy, lethergy and irritability. Loss of muscle mass, skin probs, swelling in organs, face & limbs, & increased susceptability to infection. Stupor and coma may occcur with death rates approaching 40% even under rx. Survivors will generally have long term mental and physical deficiencies.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Syed Masood
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Poor weight gain, slowing of linear growth, specific micro-nutrient deficiency, behavior changes, infections.

In brief: Many

Poor weight gain, slowing of linear growth, specific micro-nutrient deficiency, behavior changes, infections.
Dr. Syed Masood
Dr. Syed Masood
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