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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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Marasmic SAM patients who were discharged remained on treatment for longer periods compared with those who were classified as having kwashiorkor or marasmic kwashiorkor.
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).
Conclusions: The cytokines were more elevated in kwashiorkor than marasmic kwashiorkor, marasmus or malaria alone.
In contrast, upon admission, some parameters like total proteins, albumin, transferrin, and ceruloplasmin were significantly lower in children with kwashiorkor than in marasmic, and their concentrations in both groups were below the reference value, indicating a depletion process.
(2) Marasmus is one of three forms of serious protein-energy malnutrition (PEM); the other two are kwashiorkor (KW) and marasmic KW.
Figure 2 demonstrates that at 18 hours, serum lindane levels of all reported cases, except for the case of a marasmic infant reported by Pramanik and Hansen,[13] were greater than 80 PPB.
Pooled analysis revealed that more HIV-positive SAM patients were marasmic compared with their HIV-negative counterparts (56% and 24%, respectively, p<0.001) (Table 2).
Beliefs of Himachal women regarding feeding of marasmic or otherwise sick children.
The child was labelled as marasmic and was advised diet plan but child continuously lost his weight.
Finally, there was Marasmic Kwashiorkor that exhibited both symptoms of Kwashiorkor and Marasmus.