oa South African Medical Journal - Studies of amino acid handling in kwashiorkor with a possible explanation for the increased amino-aciduria

Volume 33, Issue 42
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Renal function and other studies suggest that the increased aminoaciduria of kwashiorkor is due to altered utilization of absorbed amino acids causing the renal threshold to be exceeded. As yet, we have no evidence of a defect in renal tubular function.

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