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Severe Acute Malnutrition MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Severe Acute Malnutrition
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.521.719
Unique ID
D000067011
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000067011
Scope Note
Acute form of MALNUTRITION which usually affects children, characterized by a very low weight for height (below -3z scores of the median World Health Organization standards), visible severe wasting, or occurrence of nutritional EDEMA. It can be a direct or indirect cause of fatality in children suffering from DIARRHEA and PNEUMONIA. Do not confuse with starvation, a condition in which the body is not getting enough food, usually for extended periods of time.
Previous Indexing
Nutrition Disorders (1980-2014)
Public MeSH Note
2016
History Note
2016
Date Established
2016/01/01
Date of Entry
2015/07/01
Revision Date
2014/10/15
Severe Acute Malnutrition Preferred
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