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Description:This photograph shows children and a nurse attendant at a Nigerian orphanage in the late 1960s. Notice four of the children with gray-blond hair, a symptom of the protein-deficiency disease kwashiorkor.
Kwashiorkor sufferers, i.e., inadequate dietary protein intake, also show signs of thinning hair or “Flag Sign”, edema, inadequate growth, and weight loss.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. Lyle Conrad
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