kwashiokor


kwashiokor
Form of severe malnutrition of children in the tropics. Generally considered to be due to protein deficiency though it could be due to deficiency in a single essential amino acid. Contrast with marasmus.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • malnutrición proteica y energética — Estado de consunción resultante de una dieta deficiente en proteínas o energía (calorías) o en ambas. Estas deficiencias son problemas importantes en los países del Tercer Mundo. Véase también kwashiokor, kwashiokor marásmico, marasmo.… …   Diccionario médico

  • marasmus — Wasting of the body due to a deficiency in energy giving food, as opposed to protein deficiency (kwashiokor) …   Dictionary of molecular biology


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