Nutrition and infectious diseases in developing countries and problems of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Ambrus2004NutritionAI,
  title={Nutrition and infectious diseases in developing countries and problems of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={Julian L Ambrus},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={229 6},
  pages={464-72}
}
Infectious diseases are the major causes of death and morbidity in underdeveloped countries, particularly in children. Increasing evidence suggests that malnutrition-both Protein-Energy type Malnutrition (PEM) and essential micronutrient (vitamins, trace minerals, essential amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids) type-is the underlying reason for increased susceptibility to infections. On the other hand, certain infectious diseases also cause malnutrition, which results in a vicious cycle… CONTINUE READING

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