Review Article of International Journal of Pediatric Research and Reviews
Nutritional Disorders: Infant Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Marcela Karolina dos Santos Silva¹*, Katharine Angélica Aguiar Wanderley²
1Centro Universitário Brasileiro- UNIBRA
2Departamento de Antibióticos da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco- UFPE
Malnutrition is characterized as a deficiency of food and nutrients, mainly affecting children of preschool age (up to 5 years). Responsible for 30% of the world’s child deaths, malnutrition can compromise the child’s physical and mental development. The objective of this study was to present, through a literature review, information on energy-protective malnutrition; to expose the effects of malnutrition on the development and growth of the child and the immune system. Consequently, to discuss ways of diagnosis and treatment in order to reduce the high rates of child morbidity caused by malnutrition.
Keywords: Protein malnutrition, PEM, child, energy-calorie malnutrition.
How to cite this article:
Marcela Karolina dos Santos Silva, Katharine Angélica Aguiar Wanderley.Nutritional Disorders: Infant Protein-Energy Malnutrition. International Journal of Pediatric Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:24. DOI:10.28933/ijoprr-2020-03-1005
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