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Nutritional Manifestations of HIV

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Malnutrition: severe, in a 19-year-old boy

image of Malnutrition: severe, in a 19-year-old boy

Credits

Susanne Theresia Duerr, MD; University of Regensburg, Germany; provided courtesy of the Hôpital de Shyria, Rwanda

Description

A 19-year-old boy with severe malnutrition (protein-energy deficiency syndrome) who died about 2 weeks after the photograph was taken. His weight was 25 kg; he had been ill for more than 2 years and had been treated by traditional healers.