TITLE

KWASHIORKOR IN INDIA

AUTHOR(S)
Gopalan, C.; Ramalingaswaml, V.
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Research;Jul2012, p751
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents research on kwashiorkor in India, conducted by Gopalan and colleague in the 1950s. Kwashiorkor refers to a malnutrition syndrome in children characterized by oedema, dermatosis, diarrhoea, and fatty liver. It is believed to have existed in India for a long time, although diagnosed differently. The etiological factors of this disease, as well as treatment recommendations are provided.
ACCESSION #
79352691

Tags: KWASHIORKOR;  MALNUTRITION in children;  DIARRHEA;  FATTY liver;  EDEMA;  SKIN diseases

 

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