Fouzia Shaikh

Department of Pediatrics, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Jamshoro, Pakistan


  • Research Article   
    Complications of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children at Nutrition Stabilization Center Hyderabad
    Author(s): Muhammad Nadeem Chohan*, Farah Naz, Salma Shaikh, Fouzia Shaikh, Sehrish Muzaffar and Saleem Shaikh

    Introduction: About 3 lac deaths are cause by malnutrition all over the world each year in children 1-5 years of age. About 5.9 million children of less than 5 years die each year globally and malnutrition is top of the list causing deaths due to its complications like Pneumonia Diarrhea and measles. Aim: To assess the complications at admission in children having Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Methods: This Cross-sectional Study was conducted in the Pediatrics Department Unit-I, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences from 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. Total 99 children aged 6-59 months with WHO defined severe acute malnutrition along with complications were selected and admitted. Strict monitoring done for vitals, development of complications and response to treatment... Read More»

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