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Is mid-upper arm circumference alone sufficient for deciding admission to a nutritional programme for childhood severe acute malnutrition in Bangladesh?Ali, E; Zachariah, R; Shams, Z; Vernaeve, L; Alders, P; Salio, F; Manzi, M; Allaouna, M; Draguez, B; Delchevalerie, P; et al. (Oxford University Press, 2013-05)Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) identify different populations of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with only some degree of overlap. In an urban slum in Bangladesh, we conducted a prospective cohort study on children assessed as being severely malnourished by WHZ (<-3) but not by MUAC (>115 mm), to: 1. Assess their nutritional outcomes, and 2. Report on morbidity and mortality.