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Kwashiorkor symptoms
Kwashiorkor

Symptoms could include:

  • Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin, most commonly evidenced by an itchy pink or red rash.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    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 state of generalized fatigue or sluggishness, sometimes with decreased alertness. Lethargic. It is normal to have periods of low energy when one needs to rest and recuperate.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle wasting or atrophy is when muscles become smaller or weaker, often as a result of lack of physical activity.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Short stature is a general term for people whose height is considerably below average.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A swollen abdomen is often an uncomfortable condition that occurs when your stomach area is larger than normal.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A soft spot on a baby's skull with a noticeable inward curve is known as a sunken fontanel.
    Source:HLCMS
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