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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2013; 12(2): 103-108

The Analysis of Risk Factors in Severe Protein Energy Malnutrition in Order to know their Significance for Outcome in Children from 2 Months to 5 Years of Age

Ghulam Shabir Laghari, Muhammad Akbar, Abdul Hameed Radhan, Zahid Hussain.

OBJECTIVES: To investigate risk factors in severe protein energy malnutrition and their significance for outcome in children from 2 months to 5 years of age.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive.
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: This study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics
Unit II Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro from 01-08-2010 to 29-02-2012.
SUBJECTS AND METHOD: One hundred fifty two patients from 2 month to 5 years age who
presented with severe protein energy malnutrition, defined according to WHO as presence of
oedema of both feet and severe wasting (70% weight-for-height/length or

Key words: Malnutrition, risk factors, outcome.

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