Kwashiorkor

 

Kwashiorkor is an acute form of childhood protein energy malnutrition.  The presence of edema caused by poor nutrition defines Kwashiorkor. Kwashiorkor is protein wasting with the presence of edema and very difficult to completely recover from. 

Symptoms of Kwashiorkor

    

  • Hair changes (change in color or texture)

  • Changes in skin pigment

  • Decreased muscle mass

  • Diarrhea

  • Failure to gain weight and grow

  • Fatigue

  • Swelling (edema)

  • Damaged immune system

  • Large belly 

  • Lethargy or apathy

  • Loss of muscle mass

  • Shock (late stage)    

         Before                       After

 

Little Reina did not even recognize her before photo and to this day does not believe it is her.

Local Number

253.831.2100

 

Honduras Number

011-504-9621-2623

1925 South 341st Place, Federal Way, WA 98003

 

  Elmer Alexandar Trochez Chavez

  Desvio Belaire / Piedras Amarillas

  Jutiapa, Atlantida, Honduras, CA

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