Typical dermatosis in kwashiorkor

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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