The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 535–545

Infections and malnutrition among poor children

  • P. Bhaskaram
Symposium: Nutrition

DOI: 10.1007/BF02749048

Cite this article as:
Bhaskaram, P. Indian J Pediatr (1987) 54: 535. doi:10.1007/BF02749048


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 

Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bhaskaram
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of NutritionIndian Council of Medical ResearchHyderabad

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