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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. 106-107
Bioline Code: mm09025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2009, pp. 106-107

 en Kwashiorkor: more hypothesis testing is needed to understand the aetiology of oedema
Manary., Mark J.; Golden, Michael & Heikens, Geert Tom


Kwashiorkor is severe childhood malnutrition characterised by oedema, often showing as swelling in the hands and feet. (1) In the last 20 years the WHO nomenclature has referred to kwashiorkor as oedematous malnutrition.

aetiology of oedema

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