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Are diagnostic criteria for acute malnutrition affected by hydration status in hospitalized children? A repeated measures study

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Introduction. Dehydration and malnutrition commonly occur together among ill children in developing countries. Dehydration (change in total body water) is known to alter weight. Although muscle tissue has high water content, it is not known whether mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) may be altered by changes in tissue hydration. We aimed to determine whether rehydration alters MUAC, MUAC Z score (MUACz), weight-for-length Z-score (WFLz) and classification of nutritional status among hospitali...

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10.1186/1475-2891-10-92

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Mwangome, MK More by this author
Prentice, AM More by this author
Berkley, JA More by this author
Journal:
Nutrition Journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1475-2891
URN:
uuid:b3a74c7c-3ca5-49e0-a4da-4d4e8fe61fd2
Source identifiers:
186353
Local pid:
pubs:186353

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