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Revista argentina de dermatología

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SERRANO, L Sandoval; SIABATO, A Velandia; LOPEZ, MT Gómez  y  MEDINA, RY Torres. DERMATOLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS IN KWASHIORKOR: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2019, vol.100, n.1, pp.67-77. ISSN 1851-300X.

Objective: wepresent a case report and review of the literature of a patient, diagnosed with Kwashiorkor due to its dermatological and clinical manifestations. Methods: a 4-month-old female infant was evaluated in the Emergency department for approximately 15 days of asymptomatic lesionsthat began in the lower limbs with subsequent dissemination to the trunk, upper limbs and face. The mother refers a diet since four months of age only with oats, denies maternal lactation.

Results: an interdisciplinary management was carried out, with the Pediatric service, Nutrition and Dermatology with adequate clinical evolution of the patient, observing an important improvement of the cutaneous lesions, after a few days in the hospital. Conclusions: although it is not a very frequent pathology, it is still happening in developing countries and developed, so it is important to always have it as a differential diagnosis for an adequate approach and always educate parents and caregivers.

Palabras clave : Kwashiorkor; malnutrition; dermatitis; oedema.

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