Rehabilitation of grade III protein energy malnutrition on out patients basis.

A. Jamal, A. G. Billoo, T. Hussain, R. Khanani

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Malnutrition is an important yet preventable and curable cause of morbidity and mortality. One hundred and thirty-five children suffering from grade III Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) from a poor urban population of Karachi city were enrolled for rehabilitation by health education and growth monitoring as out patient. Of these, 89% showed satisfactory recovery during a mean follow-up period of 3.2 months. Mainstay of this study was simple health messages adapted according to local cultural practices in native language. This simple strategy can go a long way in prevention and treatment of PEM in all the developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes


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