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Kwashiorkor

kwashiorkor

A nutritional deficiency illness in children who are not getting enough protein. This results in anaemia, poor growth, weakness, and oedema (which is particularly characterised by a pronounced pot belly). The word is derived from the Ghanian term meaning the sickness the baby gets when the new baby comes. In famine-stricken regions, children typically develop kwashiorkor right after they are weaned, this is because they no longer get their source of protein, mothers milk.


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what is Kwashiorkor? which counrty have the Kwashiokor?( specific ) and why the population is experiencing the contidion?? A good start: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001604.htm Hope this ...

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about kwashiorkor.

what is Kwashiorkor? which counrty have the Kwashiokor?( specific ) and why the population is experiencing the contidion??

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