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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Forrester, Terrence E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Article Title
Management of severe childhood malnutrition
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Postgraduate Doctor - Caribbean
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Date of Publication
1993
Volume ID
9
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
64-72
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Abstract
Discusses the causes and effects of severe childhood malnutrition in developing countries. Suggest that therapy calls for vigorous treatment of infection and administration of feeds n graded amounts starting with maintenance requirements and subsequently feeding to appetite. Energy-dense feeds in the period of rapid weight gain shortens the recovery period by making possible faster rates of gain. Rehabilitation is complete when the child is eating a mixed diet appropriate for age, and the parents are comfortable with basic concepts of nutrition, hygiene and home economics.....
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