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New approach to childhood malnutrition may reduce relapses, deaths

Children treated for moderate acute — a condition suffered by an estimated 35 million children worldwide — experience a disturbingly high rate of and even death in the year following treatment and recovery.

Indi Trehan, Washington University
, MD, measures the height of a young girl in Malawi as part of a malnutrition study. The research was aimed at reducing the high rate of relapse in children previously considered recovered after having been treated for moderate .

Credit:Indi Trehan, Washington University


Washington University School of Medicine