• Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition Have Inflammation Not Explained by Maternal Reports of Illness and Clinical Symptoms: a Cross-Sectional Study in Burkina Faso

      Cichon, B; Fabiansen, C; Yameogo, C; Rytter, MJH; Ritz, C; Briend, A; Christensen, VB; Michaelsen, KF; Oummani, R; Filteau, S; et al. (BioMed Central, 2016-08-30)
      Morbidity plays an important role in the development of and recovery from malnutrition. Morbidity in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) has not been described in detail and it is unclear how morbidity compares to serum levels of acute phase proteins (APPs) which indicate systemic inflammation and which can impede response to therapeutic nutritional interventions. The objective of this study was to describe morbidity in children with MAM and to assess to what extent maternally reported and clinically diagnosed morbidity explain the variation in APPs.