Nevin Scrimshaw

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Kwashiorkor and Marasmus

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Kwashiorkor and marasmus are two separate diseases, but the former is so often superimposed on the latter that most clinical cases of kwashiorkor are better characterized as “marasmic kwashiorkor.” Kwashiorkor is a disease syndrome resulting from a severe deficiency of…

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