The social, family and medical backgrounds of children with kwashiorkor presenting at a teaching hospital.

@article{Sive1993TheSF,
  title={The social, family and medical backgrounds of children with kwashiorkor presenting at a teaching hospital.},
  author={Alan A Sive and E F Subotzky and Hester Malan},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1993},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={180-3}
}
The social, family and medical backgrounds of 53 children hospitalised with kwashiorkor were compared with those of 106 children hospitalised for non-nutritional diseases to determine risk factors for severe nutritional disease in children presenting to a teaching hospital. The control children were matched for age, sex, race and the non-nutritional illness complicating the course of the children with kwashiorkor; in 80% of cases the reason for admission was either gastro-enteritis or pneumonia… CONTINUE READING