Kwashiorkor

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Kwashiorkor

KWASHIORKOR

A form of malnutrition that occurs when there is not enough protein in the diet

- Diarrhea- Fatigue- Increased and more severe infections (damaged immune system)- Irritability- Legarthy or apathy- Rashes- Shock- Swelling

What is it?

- Gives a bloated appearance because of water accumulation (oedema)- A bloated belly protrudes - Oedema begins in the lower legs and feet- Reduced fat muscle tissue but it is masked by oedema- Hair becomes yellow/reddish and becomes sparse- Skin lesions and hypo-pigmentation happen

What does it do to your body?

Food Choices- Dairy Products - Beans- Eggs - Red Meat- Poultry - Nuts- FishAny food source high in protein

Symptoms

Demographics

Madagascar

- Common in very poor countries- Happens to children of both genders between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old- Youngest case: 9 weeks- Oldest case: 5 years old- Occurs in first-world countries as a sign of child abuse or severe neglect

South Africa

Africa


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