Disease Information for Anemia of malnutrition

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Terry's Nails/Whitening
Symptom Relief with Eating
Fatigability
Headache
Headache in children
Chronic Fatigue
Chronically ill patient/signs
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness Exhaustion
Fatigue Tiredness in Elderly
Weakness, Gradual Onset
Weight Loss
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Anemia in Children
PVT/Anemia in an Infant
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cancer
Patient/Malabsorption syndrome
Population Group
Population/Third world countries
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Reticulocytosis
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Normocytic anemia
Normocytic/Normochromic Anemia (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Hematocrit (Lab)
Hemoglobin (Lab)
RBC/Red Blood Count (Lab)
Reticulocytes (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
Bone Marrow/Iron stores low/absent/Pathology
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Myelodysplasia
Associated Disease & Complications
Anemia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Hematologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Deficiency (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Iron/Ferrous Sulfate (Feosol)
Definition

Starvation [protein-calorie] History of decreased intake of energy or protein, increased nutrient losses, or increased nutrient requirements; Manifestations range from weight loss and growth failure to distinct syndromes, kwashiorkor, and marasmus; In severe cases, virtually all organ systems are affected; Protein loss correlates with weight loss; Thirty-five to 40% total body weight loss is usually fatal; Protein-energy malnutrition occurs as a result of a relative or absolute deficiency of energy and protein; It may be primary, due to inadequate food intake, or secondary, as a result of other illness; For most developing nations, primary protein-energy malnutrition remains among the most significant health problems; Protein-energy malnutrition has been described as two distinct syndromes: Kwashiorkor, caused by a deficiency of protein in the presence of adequate energy, is typically seen in weaning infants at the birth of a sibling in areas where foods containing protein are insufficiently abundant; Marasmus, caused by combined protein and energy deficiency, is most commonly seen where adequate quantities of food are not available; In industrialized societies, protein-energy malnutrition is most often secondary to other diseases; Kwashiorkor-like secondary protein-energy malnutrition occurs primarily in association with hypermetabolic acute illnesses such as trauma, burns, and sepsis; Marasmus-like secondary protein-energy malnutrition typically results from chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, cancer, or AIDS;

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