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This image depicts a young Nigerian girl, photographed from the front (Lt), and the left side (Rt), who was showing signs of a swollen liver, known as hepatomegaly, which had been brought on due to her state of malnutrition. See PHIL 20306, for another view of this patient taken at another time, showing even greater abdominal distention.
Additional Information:
Hepatomegaly is due to the deposition of triglyceride fats, and is commonly found in the case of protein-energy malnutrition (PEM), known as kwashiorkor.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Robert S. Craig
Creation Date:1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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