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Causes of Marasmus

Causes of Marasmus

Marasmus is primarily caused by a nutritional deficiency, particularly calories and energy. Both of these deficiencies are exacerbated by recurrent illnesses that involve diarrhea and vomiting. Although marasmus is concentrated in developing countries, it also occurs in more prosperous countries.

Marasmus: Related Medical Conditions

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

Marasmus: Causes and Types

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

Marasmus as a complication of other conditions:

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

Marasmus as a symptom:

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

Medical news summaries relating to Marasmus:

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Related information on causes of Marasmus:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Marasmus may be found in:


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