Symposium: Nutrition

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 535-545

First online:

Infections and malnutrition among poor children

  • P. BhaskaramAffiliated withNational Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research

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The interactions between malnutrition and infection are mutually adverse. The results of these interactions are of public health importance in developing countries where malnutrition and infection often co-exist. Recent studies highlight the mechanisms involved in these interactions and indicate the necessity for a comprehensive approach to control malnutrition in poor communities.

Key words

Malnutrition Infections