TYPICAL DERMATOSIS IN KWASHIORKOR


Madan Gopal Rajan, Rukmini M S, Sulekha Sinha, Anupama Hegde, Poornima Manjrekar

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.

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Title

TYPICAL DERMATOSIS IN KWASHIORKOR

Keywords

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

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i8.18524

Date

01-08-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 8 August 2017 Page: 3-4

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

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

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

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

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

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


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