Endotoxemia in protein-energy malnutrition

Kenneth Klein, George J. Fuchs, Panja Kulapongs, Gregory Mertz, Robert M. Suskind, Robert E. Olson

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The plasma endotoxin levels of 16 severely malnourished Thai children were determined by the Li-mulus amebocyte lysate assay. Endotoxemia was present in seven children (44%) on admission to the hospital and was associated with the coexistence of vitamin A deficiency. Protein-energy malnutrition is associated with the presence of endotoxemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1988


  • Endotoxin
  • Protein-energy malnutrition
  • Vitamin A nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology


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