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Description:This photograph shows a group of children outside of a Nigerian orphanage during the late 1960s. Two of the children (left and center) showed symptoms of kwashiorkor with noticeably gray-blond hair.
Kwashiorkor sufferers, due to their inadequate dietary protein intake, show signs of thinning and lightening 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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