Oedematous Malnutrition (Report)

Oedematous Malnutrition (Report)

Kwashiorkor, the classical example of severe acute malnutrition, is characterised by the presence of oedema. In addition to oedema, the hallmarks of the condition include dermatosis, diarrhoea, and fatty liver (1). Typically there are skin lesions (pigmented or depigmented areas with or without ulceration), scanty lustreless hair, an enlarged fatty liver, loss of interest in […]