Protein-energy malnutrition, Two types?
Disorder caused by inadequate intake of protein and energy
- 1) Marasmus: disease resulting from severely inadequate intakes of protein, energy, etc...
- symptoms: wasting of muscle tissue, stunted growth, stunted brain development, anemia
- 2) Kwashiorkor: disease resulting from extremely low protein intake
- symptoms: weight loss and muscle wasting, edema resulting in distention of belly, retarded growth and development