Kwashiorkor

  • State of malnutrition affecting the entire body
  • Symptoms may include general swelling, weight loss, changes in skin or hair and a big belly
  • Caused by low protein intake
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but most common in children being weaned from nursing
  • May be life threatening if left untreated

Increase your food intake, particularly foods high in protein

 

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