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September 1982

Kwashiorkor in a Child in Central Pennsylvania: A Seven-Year Follow-up

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(9):822-824. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970450064015

• Follow-up of a child who had severe protein malnutrition from the ages of 3 to 6½ months demonstrated intellectual and social functioning within the normal range seven years after diagnosis and treatment. Treatment consisted of peripheral alimentation, followed by an elemental infant formula (lactose free), with nutritional education of the family.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:822-824)