marasmus

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marasmus

[mə′raz·məs]
(medicine)
Chronic severe wasting of the tissues of the body, particularly in children, due to malnutrition.
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Diagnoses of severe cases of malnutrition, such as marasmic kwashiorkor, reflect ongoing difficulties in the health sector, said Ms Quirke.
The rate of detection of total aflatoxin was highest in marasmic kwashiorkor and kwashiorkor patients, lower in children with marasmus and lowest in controls (table 2, Figure 1).
2) Marasmus is one of three forms of serious protein-energy malnutrition (PEM); the other two are kwashiorkor (KW) and marasmic KW.
Finally, there was Marasmic Kwashiorkor that exhibited both symptoms of Kwashiorkor and Marasmus.