Kwashiorkor symptoms

Symptoms could include:

  • Diarrhea is a condition classified as the appearance of loose, watery stools and/or a frequent need to go to the bathroom. It generally lasts a few days and often disappears without any treatment. Diarrhea may be related to a viral or bacterial in...
  • Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin, most commonly evidenced by an itchy pink or red rash.
  • Irritability is a feeling of agitation or frustration. It can also be a symptom of a mental disorder or medical condition and is especially common in young children who are feeling ill.
  • It is normal to have periods of low energy when one needs to rest and recuperate. However, if low energy persists and a person continually feels sluggish, disinterested in life, and has low energy, the situation should be investigated by a physician.
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Muscle wasting or atrophy is when muscles become smaller or weaker, often as a result of lack of physical activity.
  • Short stature is a general term for people whose height is considerably below average, as compared to the height of their peers. While it can apply to adults, the term is most often used in reference to children. A child can be significantly short...
  • A swollen abdomen occurs when the stomach area is larger than normal.
  • Cyanosis is condition in which a person develops a bluish tint to the skin, fingernails, and fingertips. It's caused by not having enough oxygen in your blood and can occur suddenly or over time due to chronic illness.
  • Shock is a state of physical shutdown that your body enters shock when there's not enough blood circulating blood. Call 911 if you experience confusion, clammy skin, chest pain, and nausea.
  • Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior.
  • A sunken fontanelle occurs when a baby's "soft spot," which provide the skull with the flexibility needed to pass through the birth canal and allow the baby
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