Malnutrition, protein energy

  • Not enough intake of protein and calories to meet energy requirements
  • Symptoms may include swelling, diarrhea, weight loss and muscle wasting
  • Cause may be due to poor diet, failure to absorb nutrients or increased body needs
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe
  • Can be life threatening

GENERAL THERAPY

  • Increase food intake with adequate calories and protein in the diet
  • Monitor intake of child

 

REFER TO CLINIC

  • If child is severely thin or has swelling
  • Child who fails to respond to treatment

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