Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, May 23, 2012.
What's your diagnosis?
I'll post the correct answer in about three days!
kwashiorkar no doubt
Yes, it's kwashiorkor.
A form of protein energy malnutrition (PEM). The edema is caused by insufficient nutrient intake. Perhaps not as you would think, but it's actually more serious than marasmus, because unlike marasmus patients kwashiorkor patients are unable to consume protein, which obviously is unfavourable when food is scarce.
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