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Posted On : 19 Jun 2017
CAN WE USE TERM PEM IN INFANTS LESS THAN 6 MONTHS OF AGE WHOSE WEIGHT IS LESS THAN 80 percent
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AS per Merck Manual, Protein-energy undernutrition {PEU}, previously called protein-energy malnutrition, is an energy deficit due to chronic deficiency of all macronutrients. It commonly includes deficiencies of many micronutrients. PEU can be sudden and total {starvation} or gradual. Mild Undernutrition is when weight is between 85-90 percent of expected, moderate undernutrition is between 75-85 percent and severe undernutrition is when weight is less than 75 percent of expected. It also takes into consideration body mass index, serum albumin, serum transferrin and total lymphocyte count.
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congress mashava
no! it is failure to thrive
2 years ago
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Semret Hailu
Failure to thrive is more appropriate
2 years ago
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N P VISWANATHAN
Failure to thrive
2 years ago
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TAUQIR KHAN
yes , of course
2 years ago
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methaq ibrahim
FTT because not below third centil
2 years ago
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