oa South African Medical Journal - Nucleic acid content of the intestinal mucosa in kwashiorkor

Volume 43, Issue 50
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The content of nucleic acid and protein of the intestinal mucosa was measured in children with kwashiorkor using serial biopsy specimens. It was found that R A, D A and protein content and ratios did not change to a significant degree between admission to hospital and recovery.

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