The children of a remote village suffer from severe protein deficiency. Their fat and muscle tissue have depleted, and their skin hangs in l

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The children of a remote village suffer from severe protein deficiency. Their fat and muscle tissue have depleted, and their skin hangs in loose folds. They look extremely weak, and their bones are clearly visible beneath their skin. However, these inhabitants do not suffer from swelling of their extremities. In this scenario, the children most likely suffer from _____.

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    2022-02-18T00:37:44+00:00

    Answer:

    Marasmus

    Explanation:

    Marasmus is a type of protein deficiency that occurs in children.

    Its presents with a shruken look, loss of muscle and fat, wasted look but doesn’t come with stomach bulging like kwashiorkor and marasmic kwashiorkor.

    Other symptoms include

    Hypothermia

    Anaemia

    Dehydration

    Shruken eyes

    Weak radial pulse

    Pneumonia

    Dry skin

    Brittle hair e.t.c

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