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Management of severe malnutrition at a rural facility in Angola: the unexplained cause of death
  1. K A Oshikoya
  1. Academic Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Derbyshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya, Academic Division of Child Health, Royal Derby Hospital, The Medical School in Derby, University of Nottingham, Uttoxeter Rd, Derby DE22 3DT, UK; kazeemoshikoya{at}

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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 …

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