TELFORD H. WORK, M.D.; AARON IFEKWUNIGWE, M.D.; DERRICK B. JELLIFFE, M.D.; PATRICIA JELLIFFE, R.N.; CHARLOTTE G. NEUMANN, M.D.
The terms kwashiorkor, marasmus, defective cellular immunity, and famine are exotic terms to most Americans, but they have foreboding implications for both present and future American medicine. This conference reviews some recent studies of these problems abroad. Endemic and epidemic malnutrition may underlie cellular and immunological incapacity to resist microbiological parasitism. The clinician should be aware of the consequences of limitations on food production and distribution, which could result in malnutrition and famine.
WORK TH, IFEKWUNIGWE A, JELLIFFE DB, et al. Tropical Problems in Nutrition. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:701–711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-701
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):701-711.
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