The impact of malnutrition on childhood infections
Purpose of review
Almost half of all childhood deaths worldwide occur in children with malnutrition, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This review summarizes the mechanisms by which malnutrition and serious infections interact with each other and with children’s environments.
It has become clear that whilst malnutrition results in increased incidence, severity and case fatality of common infections, risks continue beyond acute epi...Expand abstract
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- Peer reviewed
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- Walson and Berkley
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- Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CCBY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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