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kwashiorkor Sentence Examples

  • Kwashiorkor, also called wet protein-energy malnutrition, is a form of PEM characterized primarily by protein deficiency.

  • Children suffering from kwashiorkor often have extremely thin arms and legs, but liver enlargement and ascites (abnormal accumulation of fluid) can distend the abdomen and disguise weight loss.

  • Recovery from marasmus usually takes longer than recovery from kwashiorkor.

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