Kwashiorkor


 

Kwashiorkor refers to the children disease develops because of deficiency of protein.  Children mostly in the age group of three to five years are found to get malnutrition of protein and the disease, in medical term known as Kwashiorkor. The initial symptoms of Kwashiorkor are extreme weakness, irritability, energy loss and in a acute stage different types deficiencies like failure of growth, swelling in different parts of the body as well poor digestion, liver enlargement are found.   

The main cause behind Kwashiorkor is extreme protein shortage. However this may occur due to infections or bite by parasites. The effected children are mainly found from the developing countries as well as in a large percentage from the drought affected areas. Lack of knowledge on nutrition, contaminated food, and water source is also the cause of this disease. Liver is responsible to produce…



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