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Kwashiorkor symptoms
Kwashiorkor

Symptoms could include:

  • Diarrhea is characterized by loose, watery stools or a frequent need to have a bowel movement. It usually lasts a few days and often disappears without any treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dermatitis is a general term for skin inflammation. The skin will typically appear dry, swollen, and red. The condition can have many causes, but it's not contagious. Dermatitis can be uncomfortable for some. How itchy your skin may feel can range...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Lethargy is a symptom that causes you to feel sleepy or fatigued and sluggish. This sluggishness may be in terms of movements or in thinking. You're described as lethargic if you have these symptoms.

    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is a lack of physical activity. This can happen when a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg. A symptom of atrophied muscles i...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Short stature is a general term for people whose height is considerably below average compared to the height of their peers. While it can apply to adults, the term is more commonly used to refer to children.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A swollen abdomen occurs when your stomach area is larger than normal. This is sometimes known as a distended abdomen or swollen belly. A swollen abdomen is often uncomfortable or even painful. A swollen abdomen has a number of potential causes. I...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Many conditions can cause your skin to become bluish in tint. For example, bruises and varicose veins can appear blue in color. Poor circulation or inadequate oxygen levels in your blood stream can also cause your skin to turn bluish. This skin di...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your body enters shock when you don't have enough blood circulating through your system. Learn how to recognize and treat this life-threatening condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A coma is a prolonged state of unconsciousness. A coma occurs when a part of the brain is damaged, either temporarily or permanently. This damage results in unconsciousness, an inability to awake, and unresponsiveness to stimuli such as pain, soun...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A baby is born with several fontanels. These are more commonly known as soft spots. They provide the skull with the flexibility needed to pass through the birth canal. This flexibility also allows your baby's brain and skull to grow during the fir...
    Source:HLCMS
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