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
Malnutrition, risk factors, outcome.