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Andy Beck Gray Boxes 3.1 Kwashiorkor Multiple Choice: Side effects of a child who has kwashiorkor are? a. loss of hair color b. loss of fingernails c. patchy scaly skin d. all the above e. a and c Correct answer: e Short answer: Explain why if a child gets dysentery once, how they can get it multiple times after the first time? Answer: Children with lowered supply of antibodies cannot resist infection and readily contract dysentery. Dysentery causes diarrhea, leading to rapid loss of those nutrients-including amino acids-which these children may be receiving in food. Thus dysentery worsens the protein deficiency, and the protein deficiency in turns increases the likelihood of a second or third or tenth attack of dysentery. 3.2 Marasmus True or False:
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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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