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Effect of kwashiorkor on the cardiovascular system.
  1. J W Bergman,
  2. D G Human,
  3. M M De Moor,
  4. J M Schulz
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, South Africa.


    In kwashiorkor the heart is clinically and radiologically small. This study utilises echocardiography, a tool not previously used in this disease, to show that this is due to decreased muscle mass.

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