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Kwashiorkor Summary

Description: A syndrome produced by severe protein deficiency, characterized by retarded growth, changes in skin and hair pigment, edema, and pathologic changes in the liver, including fatty infiltration, necrosis, and fibrosis. The word is a local name in Gold Coast, Africa, meaning "displaced child". Although first reported from Africa, kwashiorkor is now known throughout the world, but mainly in the tropics and subtropics. It is considered to be related to marasmus. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Also Known As: Kwashiorkors

Networked: 553 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 37 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Kwashiorkor

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Insulin (Novolin) : 2 outcomes in 15 results : FDA 2
  2. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 27
  3. Aflatoxins : 1 outcome 3 studies in 27 results : IBA
  4. Amino Acids : 1 outcome 3 studies in 22 results : FDA 53
  5. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results : IBA
  6. Glutathione (Reduced Glutathione) : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  7. Osteocalcin : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  8. Carotenoids (Carotene) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. Caffeine (No Doz) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : FDA 88 Generic
  10. Thioctic Acid (Lipoic Acid) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Kwashiorkor

  1. Protein-Energy Malnutrition (Marasmus)
  2. Malaria
  3. Body Weight (Weight, Body)
  4. Skin Diseases
  5. Cholestasis
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Key Therapies for Kwashiorkor

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  1. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube) : 1 outcome in 2 results
  2. Nursing Care : 2 studies in 4 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 study in 7 results
  4. Protein-Restricted Diet (Diet, Protein Restricted) : 8 results
  5. Gastrectomy : 4 results
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