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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 64-66

Pathophysiology of protein–energy wasting


Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Smita Divyaveer
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_59_19

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Malnutrition refers to abnormalities induced by an inadequate diet, whereas wasting refers to abnormalities that cannot be corrected solely by increasing the diet.[6] Although these entities are different in their etiopathogenesis somewhat, both share some common features such as low serum albumin, prealbumin, and body mass index. Although these entities are different in their etiopathogenesis somewhat, both share some common features such as low serum albumin, prealbumin, and body mass index. Hence, subjective and objective assessment of PEW and intervention for correctible factors must be carried out routinely.


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