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An infant with kwashiorkor: the forgotten disease

Kamaruzaman, Nor Azam and Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Said, Abdul Hadi (2020) An infant with kwashiorkor: the forgotten disease. Malaysian Family Physician 2020, 15 (2). pp. 46-49. ISSN 1985-207X E-ISSN 1985-2274

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Undernutrition remains a major public health concern, especially in developing countries. Despite being rich in resources, Malaysia is still home to children suffering from severe undernutrition. This paper presents the case of a 5-month-old boy with kwashiorkor stemming from improper weaning which was overlooked. This case highlights the importance of recognizing the early signs of kwashiorkor to allow for early referrals for proper management and prevent its possible complications.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 8581/81612
Uncontrolled Keywords: Undernutrition; major public health; kwashiorkor stemming
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 12:21
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 10:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81612

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