International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | Sudan | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Clinical Management of Marasmus Protocol (Case Study)

Shadia Mohamed [15] | Ali Adam Juma | Bashir Awil Ismail


Abstract: - According to the world health organization 49 % of the 10.4 million deaths occurring in children younger than 5 years in developing countries are associated with PEM. The purpose of this study to identify the clinical management of the children affected with marasmus and understands of protocol treatment. Methods and Material - This study targeting health professionals at the hospitals and under five year marasmic children treatment processes. Fifty (50) samples were interview from whole professionals with different health specialists in malnourished children wards at Khartoum-Bahri Teaching Hospital and Ahmed Qassem hospital-Sudan working staffs. The tool used in the study was questionnaire. Result- (76 %) of the respondent confirm the major factors that causes marasmus were parents awareness and lack of balance diet. (90 %) of the respondent agree the national and international treatment protocols have been applying at the hospitals. (90 %) were sure that undergo enough treatment and flow up for marasmic child at the hospitals. (56 %) agree about the number of children with marasmus that attended to the hospitals in the past five years increases year after year.66 % were revealed that suitable treatment for children with marasmus are balance diet, vitamins supplementation and ORS (oral dehydration solutions) Conclusion - Both hospitals have been use national and international treatment protocols. All health professionals have being working continuously while affected children come to hospitals increase year after year.


Keywords: Marasmus, Child health, Balance diet, Protocol, Sudan


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,


Pages: 831 - 836



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