oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The buccal mucosa cell count in health, protein-calorie deficiency, infection and old age: It's use as a nutrition indicator

Volume 12, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A descriptionption of the buccal mucosa cell count and its range in health is given, together with examples of the figures in protein-calorie deficiency, some infections and age. The use of the stained buccal smear as a ""nutrition indicator"" in nutrition surveys is descriptionbed.

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