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A 6-month-old infant has eaten a diet with the following content and intake for the past 5 months: protein 4% of calories, fat 50% of calories, carbohydrates 46% of calories, 105 calories per kilogram of body weight per day. This patient will display symptoms consistent with which of the following?
a. Rickets
b. Marasmus
c. Obesity
d. Tetany
e. Kwashiorkor
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E) Kwashiorkor results from a protein deficient MEAL -
  • M-malnutrition
  • E-edema (swollen belly)
  • A- anemia
  • L- liver (is fatty so cant make apolipoproteins to export VLDLs)

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its E) Kwashiorkor,


Got good explanation of difference between Kwashi and Marasmus in RR,


in Kwashi the protein is deficient in liver, but the peripheric (muscle) is spared.
In Marasmus due to calory deficiency peripheric muscle is deficient as well.
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e. Kwashiorkor due to high carbohydrate diet and low protein
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E).kwashiorkar....prot defi, high carb...
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its E) Kwashiorkor,


Got good explanation of difference between Kwashi and Marasmus in RR,


in Kwashi the protein is deficient in liver, but the peripheric (muscle) is spared.
In Marasmus due to calory deficiency peripheric muscle is deficient as well.
In both Kwashi and Marasmus we have loss of muscle. An important difference is that in kwashi subcutaneous fat is preserved, whereas in marasmus there is loss of subcutaneous fat.
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Kwashiorkor... due to David Seastone =)
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