Nutritional status of children with chronic hepatitis B in a population with low socioeconomic status.

@article{Soylu2009NutritionalSO,
  title={Nutritional status of children with chronic hepatitis B in a population with low socioeconomic status.},
  author={Ozlem Bekem Soylu and Seref Targan and Gulden Diniz and Ragp Ortac},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1252-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Chronic infections and liver diseases may lead to malnutrition. However, growth failure is rarely reported in chronic hepatitis B. We aimed to establish the nutritional status of children with chronic hepatitis B and the relation between anthropometric data and laboratory findings in a population with low socioeconomic status. METHODS Anthropometrical and laboratory findings were noted from the hospital records. Cases with and without malnutrition were compared with regard to sex… CONTINUE READING