Marasmus 3.1 - Marasmus Background 1 of 3 forms of a...

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Unformatted text preview: Marasmus Background 1 of 3 forms of a serious protein energy malnutrition (PEM) Kwashiorkor (KW) and Marasmic KW serious PEM represent a group of pathologic conditions associated with a nutritional and energy deficit occurring mainly in young children from developing countries at the time of weaning. Marasmus is a condition primarily caused by a deficiency in calories and energy. Frequency Rarely reported in America Marasmus is a serious worldwide problem that involves more than 50 million children younger than 5 years. Approximately 80% from Asia, 15% Africa and 5% in Latin America 49% of the 10.4 million deaths occurring in children younger than 5 years in developing countries are associated with PEM. Mortality 5 million children under 5 die every year from malnutrition. 70 million present wasting 230 million present with some stunting 50% of children in Asia are malnurished 30% in Africa 20% in Latin America Malnutrition...
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