SALVADOR ZUBIRÁN, F.A.C.P.; FRANCISCO GÓMEZ-MONT, F.A.C.P.; JOSÉ LAGUNA
In the Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición in Mexico we have observed a large number of patients with chronic malnutrition. Clinical manifestations are generalized, although occasionally there is a more striking involvement of a particular organ or system.1 As we have reported previously, there are alterations in the endocrine function which manifest themselves by a clinical picture similar to that seen in panhypopituitarism.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Our findings are similar to other experimental or clinical descriptions.11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 According to our concept, this picture results primarily from
ZUBIRÁN S, GÓMEZ-MONT F, LAGUNA J. ENDOCRINE DISTURBANCES AND THEIR DIETETIC BACKGROUND IN UNDERNOURISHED IN MEXICO(ENDOCRINE DISTURBANCES AND THEIR DIETETIC BACKGROUND IN UNDERNOURISHED IN MEXICO*). Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:1259–1269. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-6-1259
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(6):1259-1269.
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