Acute Inpatient Presentation of Kwashiorkor: Not Just a Diagnosis of the Developing World
Article first published online: 3 APR 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages e240–e241, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Boyd, K. P., Andea, A. and Hughey, L. C. (2013), Acute Inpatient Presentation of Kwashiorkor: Not Just a Diagnosis of the Developing World. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: e240–e241. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01747.x
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2012
Abstract: We present the case of an infant with presumed Stevens–Johnson syndrome. Through a history, physical, and histopathology, we were able to diagnose the patient with kwashiorkor. Physicians should be aware of this disorder, which is commonly thought of as a developing world problem, because it is increasing in incidence in industrialized nations because of changing dietary habits.