TITLE

Maternal infection, malnutrition, and low birth weight

AUTHOR(S)
Roy, M. P.
PUB. DATE
October 2016
SOURCE
Journal of Postgraduate Medicine;Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p270
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Letter to the Editor
ABSTRACT
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article about low birth weight associated to maternal infection and malnutrition and other socio-demographic factors, which appeared in the previous issue.
ACCESSION #
119227772

 

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