Kwashiorkor-like condition: Dermoscopic illustration in an adult with chronic kidney disease

Authors

  • SC Murthy Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari-583104, Karnataka, India.
  • M Shankar Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Ballari-583104, Karnataka, India.
  • AK Naik Department of Pathology, St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Abstract

Kwashiorkor is a clinical presentation of protein energy malnutrition seen mainly in children from developing countries characterised by hypoproteinemia, edema and cutaneous changes. We report an uncommon presentation of kwashiorkor-like illness in an adult with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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2021-03-04

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Short Communications