Dermatosis in children with oedematous malnutrition (Kwashiorkor): a review of the literature

@article{Heilskov2014DermatosisIC,
  title={Dermatosis in children with oedematous malnutrition (Kwashiorkor): a review of the literature},
  author={Sofine Heilskov and Maren Jh Rytter and Christian Vestergaard and Andr{\'e} Briend and E Babirekere and Mette Deleuran},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28}
}
Children with oedematous malnutrition, known as kwashiorkor, may develop a characteristic skin lesion, named ‘Dermatosis of Kwashiorkor’ (DoK). Only a few studies have been concerned with this condition, and the reason for the development of DoK remains unexplained. This study review the existing studies concerning DoK, including its clinical manifestations, histopathology, suggested pathophysiology, current treatment and prognosis for children of the age of 6 months to 5 years. Standardized… 

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