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– Clinical form of acute malnutrition resulting from protein-energy deficiency characterized by oedema (swelling). Children with kwashiorkor typically have bilateral pitting oedema, reduced fat and muscle tissue, skin lesions (dermatosis) and frequent skin infections, and appear apathetic and lethargic.


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