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Undernutrition and pneumonia mortality.

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Globally, pneumonia remains the leading infectious cause of death in children younger than 5 years. Undernutrition, defined by wasting, stunting, and specific nutritional deficiencies, is associated with approximately half of all deaths in such children. Beyond having a direct impact on mortality, undernutrition increases the frequency and severity of pneumonia episodes, potentially representing a secondary immune deficiency that has not been well characterised. Undernutrition in a child with...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/s2214-109x(15)00222-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
Publisher:
Lancet
Journal:
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Volume:
3
Issue:
12
Pages:
e735-e736
Publication date:
2015-11-11
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EISSN:
2214-109X
ISSN:
2214-109X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:579504
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uuid:e93a9726-8970-40ab-9dbf-c1f703f9b717
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pubs:579504
Source identifiers:
579504
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2016-03-18

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