Weight Loss and Tuberculin Skin Test Anergy
The mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) is a rapid screening test for malnutrition
The weight/height index reflects a recent loss or gain of weight
The weight-for-age index best reflects child’s status as being under/overweight
The size-for-age index is an indicator of stunting
KeywordsMean upper arm circumference Weight-for-age Malnutrition
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