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Disease Severe Acute Malnutrition

Name Severe Acute Malnutrition
Synonyms Acute Malnutrition, Severe | Malnutrition, Severe Acute
Definition 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.
Categories Nutrition disorder
MeSH® ID D000067011

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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Severe Acute Malnutrition

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Severe Acute Malnutrition
  Kwashiorkor