TYPICAL DERMATOSIS IN KWASHIORKOR

  • Madan Gopal Rajan Department of Biochemistry, A J Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3552-3544
  • Rukmini M S Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Manipal University. Karnataka. India
  • Sulekha Sinha Department of Biochemistry, IQ Medical College & Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Anupama Hegde Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Manipal University. Karnataka. India
  • Poornima Manjrekar Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Manipal University. Karnataka. India

Abstract

Protein-energy malnutrition is the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, commonly occurring in children aged 6 months-2 years,
as per the National Family Health Survey, 2007. The dermatologic manifestations are more florid and characteristic in kwashiorkor than in marasmus.Here, we present a case of a 1½ years old male, with extensive skin lesions, owing to severe malnutrition. Malnourishment is one of the foremost
conditions seen in the developing countries. It is essential to provide adequate nutritional support to the growing children and to impart proper education to the mothers with regard to weaning and care during the illness of children aged under 5 years.

Keywords: Protein-energy malnutrition, Edematous malnutrition, Kwashiorkor, Skin changes, Flaky paint dermatosis.

Author Biographies

Madan Gopal Rajan, Department of Biochemistry, A J Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Rank: Assistant Professor

Dept: Biochemistry

Rukmini M S, Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Manipal University. Karnataka. India

Dept. of Biochemistry

Associate Professor

Sulekha Sinha, Department of Biochemistry, IQ Medical College & Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry

Anupama Hegde, Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Manipal University. Karnataka. India

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry

Poornima Manjrekar, Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Manipal University. Karnataka. India

Professor & Head

Dept. of Biochemistry

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Rajan, M. G., R. M S, S. Sinha, A. Hegde, and P. Manjrekar. “TYPICAL DERMATOSIS IN KWASHIORKOR”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 8, Aug. 2017, pp. 3-4, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i8.18524.
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