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Lying on his back, this Nigerian infant displayed the physical ravages of a severe case of marasmus, which involves the inadequate intake of nutritional energy in all forms, including protein, which differentiates it from kwashiorkor, which involves an extreme reduction in protein intake in one’s diet.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Robert S. Craig
Creation Date: 1967
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