Association between nutritional status and severity of dengue infection in children in El Salvador.

@article{Marn2010AssociationBN,
  title={Association between nutritional status and severity of dengue infection in children in El Salvador.},
  author={Gabriela Maria Mar{\'o}n and Alexey Wilfrido Clara and John Wesley Diddle and Ernesto Benjamin Pleites and Lynetter Miller and Gene H. Macdonald and Elisabeth E. Adderson},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={
          324-9
        }
}
Clinical observations and some studies suggest that dengue virus infection is more severe among children with better nutritional status. We examined the nutritional status of children in El Salvador and its relationship between this and the severity of dengue infection. Z-scores for weight-for-age, height-for-age, and body mass index (BMI)-for-age of children with dengue fever (66), dengue hemorrhagic fever (62), and healthy controls (74) were compared. There were no differences in weight-for… CONTINUE READING
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