What is Kwashiorkor?

Dear student,
  1. Kwashiorkor is a protein deficiency disease.
  2. Commonly affects babies between 1-3 years of age.
  3. Subcutaneous fat persists.
  4. Skin and hair color changes.
  5. Appetite is reduced.
  6. Most widely spread kind of malnutrition.
  7. Common symptoms are - underweight, stunted growth, poor brain development, anaemia.
  8. Cure- protein rich foods.


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It is a type of malnutrition caused in body due to deficieny if protien
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