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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 21, No. 3, 2009, pp. 101-105
Bioline Code: mm09024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2009, pp. 101-105

 en Wasting disease in African children: the challenges ahead
Heikens,, Geert Tom & Manary, Mark


Malnutrition is an important contributing factor in 5.6 million children who die annually. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a direct cause in 2.7 million deaths . While the clinical syndrome kwashiorkor has impressed clinician and journalist alike, it are stunting, wasting disease and micronutrient diseases like anaemia, vitamin A and iodine deficiency which contribute most to the large global burden of malnutrition(-related) disease

Wasting disease

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