Starvation: Anorexia Nervosa, Marasmus, and Kwashiorkor
Mild malnutrition results in weight loss. The characteristics of weight loss and its nutritional assessment are described in Chapter 5. The loss of weight in the hospitalized patient or in association with mild chronic disease is often not severe, but it is significant. The weight loss that is seen with starvation in such clinical entities as anorexia nervosa and childhood marasmus and kwashiorkor is described in more detail in this chapter.
KeywordsAnorexia Nervosa Growth Hormone Level Protein Malnutrition Serum Growth Hormone Level Severe Weight Loss
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