Caring for severely malnourished children author ashworth a burgess a year 2003 resource type field tool this book describes how to manage severely malnourished children in hospitals and other health units with inpatient facilities. 1 ashworth a burgess a 2003 caring for severely malnourished children available from macmillan education and talc the book is also available on cd rom sponsored by talc teaching aids at low cost and the academy for education and development. Severely malnourished children many children adopted internationally or from foster care have some degree of malnutrition children who were severely malnourished early in life often have delayed growth and cognitive development and can present special feeding challenges for adoptive families. Severely malnourished children compared with mildly or moderately malnourished children need special care this book shows you how to manage them successfully and takes into account the limited resources of many hospitals and health centres in developing countries and that many malnourished children are hiv positive. Severe malnutrition due to hiv and tuberculosis in sub saharan africa in sub saharan african countries with the highest case fatality of malnutrition aids and tuberculosis tb have led to an epidemic of secondary severe malnutrition related to these co morbidities severely sick malnourished children with aids and tb appear to differ in their pathophysiological and clinical response to
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