Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.


Marasmus: Introduction

Marasmus: A form of malnutrition caused by a severe deficiency of both protein and calories. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Marasmus is available below.

Symptoms of Marasmus

Treatments for Marasmus

  • Vitamin B5 - possibly used for treatment of related vitamin B5 deficiency
  • Marasmus is usually encountered in third world countries and the World Health organisation has outlined principles of management as follows:
  • more treatments...»

Wrongly Diagnosed with Marasmus?

Marasmus: Related Patient Stories

Marasmus: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Marasmus.

Marasmus: Complications

Read more about complications of Marasmus.

Causes of Marasmus

Read more about causes of Marasmus.

More information about causes of Marasmus:

Disease Topics Related To Marasmus

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

Research about Marasmus

Visit our research pages for current research about Marasmus treatments.

Clinical Trials for Marasmus

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Marasmus include:

Statistics for Marasmus

Marasmus: Broader Related Topics

Marasmus Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Marasmus, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Definitions of 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)


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise