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What is Marasmus?

What is Marasmus?

  • Marasmus: A form of malnutrition caused by a severe deficiency of both protein and calories.
  • Marasmus: extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Marasmus: Introduction

Types of Marasmus:

Broader types of Marasmus:

How serious is Marasmus?

Complications of Marasmus: see complications of Marasmus

What causes Marasmus?

Causes of Marasmus: see causes of Marasmus

What are the symptoms of Marasmus?

Symptoms of Marasmus: see symptoms of Marasmus

Complications of Marasmus: see complications of Marasmus

Can anyone else get Marasmus?

More information: see contagiousness of Marasmus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Marasmus

Marasmus: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Marasmus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Marasmus: Family Practice Physician, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Marasmus.
Treatments for Marasmus: see treatments for Marasmus
Research for Marasmus: see research for Marasmus

Society issues for Marasmus


Hospitalization statistics for Marasmus: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Marasmus:

  • 0.0002% (22) of hospital consultant episodes were for nutritional marasmus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultant episodes for nutritional marasmus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for nutritional marasmus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for nutritional marasmus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for nutritional marasmus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for nutritional marasmus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Marasmus:

Organs and body systems related to Marasmus include:

Name and Aliases of Marasmus

Main name of condition: Marasmus

Class of Condition for Marasmus: deficiency

Other names or spellings for Marasmus:

Starvation

Marasmus: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Marasmus:

 

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