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Clinico-laboratory profile and outcome of edematous severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6 months to 5 years

Rameshwar Lal Suman, Bharat Lal Sharma, Pradeep Meena, Neeraj Kumar.

Background: Malnutrition is still rampant in India. There are so many cases of edematous malnutrition present in Rajasthan. So we planned to study the Clinico-Laboratory profile And Outcome of Edematous Severe Acute Malnutrition in children aged 6 months to 5 years.
Methods: An observational hospital based prospective study was conducted at Malnutrition Treatment Center (MTC), Bal Chikitsalya, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India from July 2015 to Dec 2015. We enrolled total 50 SAM children aged 6 Months to 5 years having nutritional edema with medical complications. All the enrolled cases were hospitalized, acute complications were treated and nutritional rehabilitation by WHO feeding protocol was done. Clinical, laboratory parameters and outcome of E-SAM were analyzed.
Results: A total of 50 children were studied. Mean age of children was 16.5411.05 months, 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female children, Majority of them were under

Key words: Edematous severe acute malnutrition, Malnutrition treatment center, Nutritional rehabilitation, WHO feeding protocol

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