Malnutrition: A hidden problem in hospitalized children

Troy Gibbons, George J. Fuchs

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Undernutrition remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality both in the developed and the developing world. Management of severe undernutrition is complex and multifactorial in nature.WHOguidelines for management of severe undernutrition should be considered as the standard approach, which can be modified depending on the clinical environment. As there are few validated protocols for management of secondary undernutrition in chronic illness, nutritional plans must be flexible and adjusted depending on close monitoring of these plans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-361
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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