Severe Acute Malnutrition D000067011

Diseases [C] » Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases [C18] » Nutrition Disorders » Malnutrition » Severe Acute Malnutrition

Description

Acute form of MALNUTRITION which usually affects children, characterized by a very low weight for height (below -3z scores of the median World Health Organization standards), visible severe wasting, or occurrence of nutritional EDEMA. It can be a direct or indirect cause of fatality in children suffering from DIARRHEA and PNEUMONIA. Do not confuse with starvation, a condition in which the body is not getting enough food, usually for extended periods of time.   MeSH

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