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Unformatted text preview: Just like a child suffering from kwashiorkor, a child suffering from marasmus starts at about the same time in the child’s life? False , actually a child who is suffering from kwashiorkor generally takes place around the age two where as a child suffering from marasmus can take place from around 6 to 18 months. Short answer: Explain then main symptoms and effects a child with marasmus will go through. Answer: A child with marasmus is sick very often because their resistance to disease is low. Their hearts are weak, and all their muscles are wasted. Their metabolism is slow. They have little or not fat under their skin to insulate against cold. Their body temperatures may be subnormal...
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- Spring '08
- Keratin, scaly skin, protein deficiency, readily contract dysentery