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Computed tomography of the brain in kwashiorkor: a follow up study.
  1. K C Househam
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa.

    Abstract

    Computed tomography of the brain was performed initially and after nutritional rehabilitation on 12 children with kwashiorkor. The severe cerebral shrinkage evident initially resolved after nutritional rehabilitation. The mechanism and significance of this reversible abnormality remains to be determined.

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