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Causes of Kwashiorkor

Causes of Kwashiorkor

Kwashiorkor is caused by a lack of adequate protein in the diet. This nutritional deficiency is more common in developing countries suffering from famine. In more prosperous countries, Kwashiorkor can be seen in abused or neglected children, as well as elderly people in nursing homes.

Kwashiorkor: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Kwashiorkor, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Kwashiorkor:

Kwashiorkor: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Kwashiorkor: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Kwashiorkor as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Kwashiorkor as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Kwashiorkor. Our database lists the following as having Kwashiorkor as a complication of that condition:

Kwashiorkor as a symptom:

Conditions listing Kwashiorkor as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Kwashiorkor. Our database lists the following as having Kwashiorkor as a symptom of that condition:

Drug interactions causing Kwashiorkor:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Kwashiorkor as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

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Medical news summaries relating to Kwashiorkor:

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