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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Fritz Talbot studied marasmus in German orphanages.
There are instances in which sexual relations of people who are not parents of the child may still precipitate marasmus in the child.
Uncounted numbers of these warehoused children died of marasmus, a wasting disease that also struck many upper-middle-class infants whose mothers had been advised not to spoil their children by picking them up too often.
Kwashiorkor and Marasmus account for 5-31 percent of admissions in rural hospitals.
He didn't look as sick as many of the more emaciated toddlers suffering from marasmus, the name given to calorie-deficient malnutrition.
This practice however, is associated with increased risk of nutritional marasmus.
Comment: We do not commonly see instances of marasmus in today's medical scene.
However in India, Gopalan did not find any difference in diets of children developing marasmus or kwashiorkor (4).
Protein-energy malnutrition describes a spectrum of pathological conditions from kwashiorkor to marasmus.
In more advanced cases, those affected show signs of severe wasting, called marasmus, or they have the condition known as kwashiorkor, marked by skin and hair changes and significant swelling of the arms and legs.
1999:648) is 'n kombinasie van vier toestande, naamlik diarree, respiratoriese infeksies, 'n onvermoe om te groei en/of marasmus, neuro-ontwikkelingsagterstande, en die risiko's van lae geboortegewig en neonatale komplikasies, 'n aanduiding dat kongenitale MIV/VIGS by 'n baba teenwoordig is.