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Undernutrition in children

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0016
Undernutrition in children

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This chapter discusses malnutrition in children. Topics covered include protein-energy malnutrition (now renamed acute malnutrition — severe or moderate), the effects of undernutrition, how malnutrition makes infection worse, undernutrition in children of different ages, different kinds of growth failure before birth, and worm infection and nutrition.

Keywords: children's health; nutrition; malnutrition; protein-energy malnutrition; worm infection

Chapter.  5498 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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