nutritional edema


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nutritional edema

[nü′trish·ən·əl i′dē·mə]
(medicine)
Edema resulting from starvation or malnutrition.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Malnutrition is a leading killer in children under five years.3 World Health Organization (WHO) defines Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) as a very low weight for height, by visible severe wasting, or by the presence of nutritional edema. Under nutrition in childhood, including fetal growth restriction, stunting, wasting, deficiencies of vitamin A and zinc, and suboptimal breastfeeding, have been causing 3.1 million child deaths annually, representing 45% of the total childhood mortality.4 Acute malnutrition is a serious public health problem, at times, and in regions reaching to the epidemic proportions.
Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is defined as weight-for-height ratio of less than minus 3 standard deviations below the median reference population or weight-for-height ratio of below 70% or presence of nutritional edema [2].
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