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The impact of malnutrition on childhood infections

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Purpose of review

Almost half of all childhood deaths worldwide occur in children with malnutrition, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This review summarizes the mechanisms by which malnutrition and serious infections interact with each other and with children’s environments.

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It has become clear that whilst malnutrition results in increased incidence, severity and case fatality of common infections, risks continue beyond acute epi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Publisher's version

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10.1097/QCO.0000000000000448

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
ORCID:
0000-0002-1236-849X
Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
231-236
Publication date:
2018-06-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-6527
ISSN:
0951-7375
Pubs id:
pubs:854032
URN:
uri:8c21f2a4-2c52-4886-8223-eb470b00a931
UUID:
uuid:8c21f2a4-2c52-4886-8223-eb470b00a931
Local pid:
pubs:854032

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