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I have read with great interest the article of Giugliani et al1 on the impact of a short-term intervention using the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the management of severe malnutrition in Angola. The authors attributed a 44% decrease in fatalities to their short-term intervention without providing information about the number of patients with coexisting infections and how they were managed. The prognosis of severely malnourished children with tuberculosis (TB) and/or HIV infection/AIDS is likely to …
Competing interests The author is a Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Nottingham being sponsored by the Lagos State Government and the Lagos State University in Nigeria.
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