Thame, Minerva M.; Burton, K. A.; Forrester, Terrence E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Medicine Research Institute
The human ruminant
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
A five-month-old female infant was admitted to the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit with a weight for age of 49% and no evidence of oedema giving rise to a diagnosis of marasmus (Wellcome Classification). The underlying reason for her malnutrition was the Infant Rumination syndrome. This is an uncommon disorder which is thought to have a psychological component. A lack of awareness of the syndrome often leads to delay in diagnosis.....