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What is meant by energy-protein malnutrition?
a wasting condition resulting from a diet inadequate in either protein or energy (calories) or both. These inadequacies are major problems for children in developing countries. Also called energy-protein malnutrition, protein-calorie malnutrition.
Can protein-energy malnutrition be cured?
Protein-Energy Malnutrition can be cured by gradually supplementing the nutrients needed by the human body. However, if there is a malignant disease or the underlying disease is not controlled, protein energy malnutrition may be difficult to improve. Does Protein-Energy Malnutrition have sequela?
How is protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) classified?
Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is classically described as 1 of 2 syndromes, marasmus and kwashiorkor, depending on the presence or absence of edema. Each type may be classified as acute or chronic. Additionally, marasmus can precede kwashiorkor. Many patients exhibit symptoms of both disease states.
What are the signs and symptoms of protein energy malnutrition?
Symptoms of Protein Energy Malnutrition. The symptoms of protein-energy malnutrition or PEM are as follows: Apathy and irritability. The patient becomes weak and inefficient. Impaired cognition and consciousness. Temporary lactose deficiency. Diarrhoea. Gonadal tissues atrophy. Causes amenorrhea in women.