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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of developmental stimulation and nutritional supplementation in rehabilitation of malnourished children in the hospital and community settings. DESIGN Prospective follow up study. SETTINGS (i) Nutrition clinic of a teaching hospital; and (ii) Community Nutrition Project in coastal Kerala. SUBJECTS (i) Hospital study: 100(More)
Anthropometric measurements, Somatic Quotient (SQ), Development Quotient (DQ), Motor Quotient (MoQ) and Mental Quotient (MeQ) in 136 children in the age group 1-24 months with varying degrees of protein energy malnutrition (PEM) were compared with an equal number of comparable well nourished children. There was a progressive reduction in SQ, DQ, MoQ and MeQ(More)
Serum bilirubin was in the range 2 to 5 mg/dL. Osmotic fragility showed mild increase in fragility (Test 0.5-0.28: Control 0.44-0.34). Hb electrophoresis was normal. HbF was <2%, G6PD enzyme level was normal. Direct Coomb’s test and sickling test were negative. HBSAg and HCV and ANA were negative. USG abdomen showed splenohepatomegaly. The pedigree showed(More)
We describe our five year experience of conducting developmental evaluation clinic at CDC. We have also assessed the prevalence of developmental delay (defined as delay in any two areas in Denver Development Screening Test II [DDST II]), documented the possible prenatal, natal, postnatal risk factors for developmental delay and, also identified the pattern(More)