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271 Possible Causes for Marasmus

  • Malnutrition

    Our results indicate that there might be a significant difference in developmental attainment between children with kwashiorkor and with marasmus.[] Although significant clinical differences between kwashiorkor and marasmus are noted, some studies suggest that marasmus represents an adaptation to starvation whereas kwashiorkor[] Our second objective was to compare the developmental and behavioural profiles of children with the two main phenotypes of SAM: kwashiorkor and marasmus.[]

  • Lafora Disease

    Lafora disease (LD, OMIM 254780) is a rare disorder characterized by epilepsy and neurodegeneration leading patients to a vegetative state and death, usually within the first decade from the onset of the first symptoms. In the vast majority of cases LD is related to mutations in either the EPM2A gene (encoding[…][]

  • Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

    Marasmus, however, or severe protein-calorie malnutrition, is rarely seen today. Jaundice may be seen in approximately 5% of infants (1).[]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-limiting genetic condition in Caucasians caused by Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene mutations. Sweat chloride is the current gold standard for diagnosis where values 60 mmol/L are diagnostic and values 30 mmol/L are indeterminate. There is limited[…][]

  • Marchiafava Bignami Disease

    The patient was admitted to hospital in an extremely poor care condition suffering from severe exsiccosis, pressure sores and marasmus and died shortly afterwards.[]

  • Childhood Celiac Disease

    Childhood celiac disease may lead to a failure of statural growth. After institution of a gluten-free diet most patients exhibit catch-up growth. Catch-up growth is a remarkable phenomenon characterized by a supranormal height velocity. One of the hypothetical mechanisms of catch-up growth is that an increased[…][]

  • Marasmus

    Hemoglobin test: Confirms the occurrence of severe anemia in marasmus.[] Dry skin and brittle hair are also symptoms of marasmus. Marasmus can also make children short-tempered and irritable.[] Marasmus can be life-threatening, but you can get treatment for it. The main symptom of marasmus is being underweight.[]

  • Brandt Syndrome

    From Wikidata Jump to navigation Jump to search Human disease Acrodermatitis enteropathica, zinc deficiency type Acrodermatitis enteropathica zinc deficiency type Inherited zinc deficiency Danbolt-Cross syndrome ACRODERMATITIS ENTEROPATHICA, ZINC-DEFICIENCY TYPE; AEZ Brandt syndrome AE ACRODERMATITIS[…][]

  • Secondary Malnutrition

    […] syndromes, and increased Na,K pump activity in kwashiorkor and reduced activity in marasmus.[] Results Four hundred and sixty-three children with marasmus were included. MUAC, WHZ and weight showed parallel responses to treatment.[] Kwashiorkor is a more severe form of malnutrition than marasmus.[]

  • Edema in Malnutrition

    […] syndromes embraced by the general term protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM), and places this new knowledge in perspective with the traditional descriptions of kwashiorkar and marasmus[] Kwashiorkor is a more severe form of malnutrition than marasmus.[] Marasmus affects infant’s ages 6 to 18 months as a result of breast-feeding failure or when there exists chronic diarrhea.[]

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