What is Marasmus?

Marasmus is a form of severe malnutrition characterized by energy deficiency. A child with marasmus looks emaciated. Body weight is reduced to less than 60% of the normal body weight for the age.

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As I am a working mother I am giving Lactogen to my 5 months old baby for 2 feeds and remaining times giving him the breast milk. I heard that...

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Breast milk is best food for infants less than 6 months of age

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I completely understand your...

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My sisters daughter aged 4 has been diagnosed with child hood astama just yesterday. She is very skinnly and till date does not eat food. My sister...

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Hi, child hood asthma detected at the age of 4 years means that it may continue to the life,if it is diagnised before the age of 1 year, it not...

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hi how are you? is protein deficiency common in north america? i live in canada but i'm originally from iran. I moved to canada when i was 13. i...

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Hi and thanks for the query,
I would like to start by saying protein deficiencies are very rare in North XXXXXXX It would be very non probable,...

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