oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Electrocardiographic changes in kwashiorkor and marasmus

Volume 14, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Part One: Electrocardiographic (E.C.G.) changes occurring in kwashiorkor have been reported by several workers (Jansen and Le Roux, 1950; Gopalan et al., 1955; Smythe et al, 1962; Cronje and Pretorius. 1963). The present study was undertaken to record in detail the E.C.G. changes in our patients with kwashiorkor, to correlate these changes with the clinical picture, especially in relation to fatal cases, and to determine whether the E.C.G. findings could be of use in assessing prognosis and deciding treatment.

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