VAIDYA PAWAR AYURVEDIC DOCTOR IN LANJA,RATNAGIRI//Trimarmiya ayurved chikitsalaya & panchakarma center

                                             The etiology of marasmus seems to be different from that of kwashiorkor . Absence of oedema in the presence of severe muscle wasting is characteristic of marasmus. the child is very thin and wasted with no subcutaneous fat. the abdomen shows distension and dirrhoea is usual. body weight is severely reduced below 60% of the international standard in contrast to kwashiorkor, there is no oedema, skin & hair changes are mild or absent.