What Is Kwashiorkor?

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3. Marasmus

Another condition that is associated with kwashiorkor is marasmus, which is also caused by malnutrition. As with Kwashiorkor, marasmus is caused when the patient doesn’t have access to food the provides the right type of nutrition. It mostly affects young children in impoverished parts of the world.

Marasmus can also cause edema, in addition to the patient becoming very thin. The condition is treatable, and treatment for the condition is very similar to the treatment of kwashiorkor. Despite the condition being treatable, it can result in permanent complications and it can lead to death, so it should always be treated wherever possible.


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