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Kwarshiorkor

  • By: Christine Curry
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Primary malnutrition is caused by a lack of adequate caloric intake rather than strictly lack of access to food, and most commonly affects children and the elderly. Secondary malnutrition is when a disease process decreases appetite, alters absorption, or disrupts nutrient ...

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