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Author Phadke, M. A. ♦ Khedkar, V. A. ♦ Pashankar, D. ♦ Kate, S. L. ♦ Mokashi, G. D. ♦ Gambhir, P. S. ♦ Bhate, S. M.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Acid-patterns Analysis ♦ Classical Marasmus ♦ Alongwith Equal Number ♦ Present Obser-vation ♦ Healthy Control ♦ Mean Ratio ♦ Similar Diet ♦ Normal Individual
Abstract Twenty four patients of classical marasmus and kwashiorkor alongwith equal number of healthy controls were selected for the study. Their serum amino acid-patterns analysis re-vealed a mean ratio of glutamate to alanine in fasting samples of normal individuals to be 0.33, while it was 9.3 in kwashiorkor and 1.6 in marasmus. This differences in controls, kwashiorkor and marasmus was statistically sig-nificant. This observation may explain evolution of marasmus and kwashiorkor in children with similar diets. On the basis of the present obser-vation it is postulated that in kwashiorkor, the
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study