Diarrhoea Complicating Severe Acute Malnutrition in Kenyan Children: A Prospective Descriptive Study of Risk Factors and Outcome

@inproceedings{Talbert2012DiarrhoeaCS,
  title={Diarrhoea Complicating Severe Acute Malnutrition in Kenyan Children: A Prospective Descriptive Study of Risk Factors and Outcome},
  author={Alison W Talbert and Nahashon M Thuo and Japhet Karisa and Charles R Chesaro and Eric Ohuma and James Ignas and James Alexander Berkley and Christopher Toromo and Sarah D Atkinson and Kathryn Maitland},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) accounts for two million deaths worldwide annually. In those hospitalised with SAM, concomitant infections and diarrhoea are frequent complications resulting in adverse outcome. We examined the clinical and laboratory features on admission and outcome of children with SAM and diarrhoea at a Kenyan district hospital. METHODS A 4-year prospective descriptive study involving 1,206 children aged 6 months to 12 years, hospitalized with SAM and managed in… CONTINUE READING
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