Archana T. P

Department of Pediatrics, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Science, Mandya, Karnataka, India


  • Research Article   
    Assessment of Fetal Malnutrition by Clinical Assessment of Malnutrition Score (Can Score)-A Cross Sectional Study
    Author(s): Madhunandan K, Archana T. P, Chandan N and Pavan Kuma D*

    Background: Fetal malnutrition is defined as failure to acquire adequate amount of fat and muscle during intrauterine life. It is not synonymous with the terms small for gestational age (SGA) and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) one may occur without the other irrespective of the specific etiology and is independent of birth weight and gestational age. A simple, practical, clinically applicable scoring system CAN SCORE was developed by Metcoff to differentiate malnutrition from appropriately nourished babies, irrespective of birth weight or AGA/SGA. Material and methods: This is cross sectional study conducted in 225 neonates in Adichunchanagiri institute of medical sciences, B.G.Nagara, from 01.04.2020 to 01.11.2020. Birth weight was recorded using electronic weighing scale, Crown to heel length was measured using infantometer. Weight w.. Read More»

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