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2019 Month : March Volume : 8 Issue : 9 Page : 636-639

TO STUDY THE PREVALENCE OF MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN WITH DIARRHOEA OF AGE SIX MONTHS TO FIVE YEARS IN A TERTIARY CENTER IN MADHYA PRADESH.

Gunjan Kela Mehrotra1, Shrikrishna Sad2

Corresponding Author:
Shrikirshna Sad,
Room No. 510, Siddhant PG Hostel,
Saims Capus, Indore-453555,
Madhya Pradesh, India.
E-mail: doctorsksaad@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Mortality and morbidity of children with malnutrition in inpatient set-ups in our country still remains unacceptably high. We investigated the prevalence of malnutrition in children with diarrhoea in the age group 6 months to 5 years.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Total 224 diagnosed cases of diarrhoea admitted in inpatient department were evaluated for malnutrition.

RESULTS

In this study, 102 (45.5%) of patients were in the youngest age group of 6 months to 1 year. Prevalence of malnutrition is 66.9% in a total of 224 children admitted with diarrhoea. There was strong association between severity of dehydration and severity of malnutrition. As less severe dehydration was associated with less severe grade of malnutrition.

CONCLUSION

In this study, we concluded that prevalence of malnutrition is higher in diarrhoea.

KEY WORDS

Malnutrition, Diarrhoea, Dehydration

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