Aflatoxins and kwashiorkor: clinical studies in Sudanese children.

  title={Aflatoxins and kwashiorkor: clinical studies in Sudanese children.},
  author={J. Brian S. Coulter and Ralph G. Hendrickse and S. M. Lamplugh and Sarah B J Macfarlane and Jonathan B. Moody and Mohammed I Omer and G I Suliman and Trilby E. Williams},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={80 6},
Aflatoxin analysis of blood and urine by high performance liquid chromatography in 584 Sudanese children is reported. The results in 404 malnourished children comprising 141 kwashiorkor, 111 marasmic kwashiorkor and 152 with marasmus are compared with 180 age-matched controls and correlated with clinical findings. The aflatoxin detection rate and mean concentration were higher in serum of children with kwashiorkor than the other groups. The difference between the detection rate in kwashiorkor… CONTINUE READING

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