Effect of kwashiorkor on the cardiovascular system.

@article{Bergman1988EffectOK,
  title={Effect of kwashiorkor on the cardiovascular system.},
  author={Jeffrey W. Bergman and Derek G Human and M M de Moor and Juliane Schulz},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1988},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={
          1359-62
        }
}
In kwashiorkor the heart is clinically and radiologically small. This study utilises echocardiography, a tool not previously used in this disease, to show that this is due to decreased muscle mass. 

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