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Diarrhoea complicating severe acute malnutrition in Kenyan children: a prospective descriptive study of risk factors and outcome.

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BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) accounts for two million deaths worldwide annually. In those hospitalised with SAM, concomitant infections and diarrhoea are frequent complications resulting in adverse outcome. We examined the clinical and laboratory features on admission and outcome of children with SAM and diarrhoea at a Kenyan district hospital. METHODS: A 4-year prospective descriptive study involving 1,206 children aged 6 months to 12 years, hospitalized with SAM and managed i...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0038321

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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
Article: e38321
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:5789529c-12e0-4097-bc3c-cff8398c1c8d
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334741
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pubs:334741

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