This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in


Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

In this condition, malnutrition is associated with oedema and loss of appetite. The condition commonly occurs in children 18 to 24 months old at the time of weaning.

In this condition the energy intake may be adequate but there is insufficient protein intake for growth. Thus, there is muscle wasting of the infant but preservation of some subcutaneous fat.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page