kwashiorkor /kwash·i·or·kor/ (kwahsh″e-or´kor) a form of protein-energy malnutrition produced by severe protein deficiency; caloric intake is usually also deficient. Symptoms include retarded growth, changes in skin and hair pigment, edema, immune deficiency, and pathologic changes in the liver
She is 2 years old and weighs 23 pounds. Several of those pounds are from the swelling in her body. She is suffering from kwashiorkor. Her mother died a few months ago of fever. He is left at home with three other children, all older the Laframene. He is working hard in his garden to try to produce a good crop so that he can feed each of them.
He walked about 5 hours (one way) up and down the mountains to get to the clinic.
She is two years old and weighs 25 pounds. She has had two siblings die from fever. There are two other children at home. She is also suffering from kwashiorkor.
Her dad walked over 4 hours (one way) to get to the clinic. She is in a lot of pain and has open wounds. These wounds are caused by her skin splitting open from the swelling caused by the kwashiorkor.