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Dear colleagues, Based on 2013 WHO expert panel review, admission criteria for SAM is MUAC <11.5cm and MAM >=11.5cms, discharge for both treatments is >=12.5cms. It is no longer recommended for SAM children to be transferred to MAM treatment when they reach 11.5cm on MUAC. Seeking clarification: what if SAM child defaults and comes back to the facility but now MUAC is >11.5cms. Is the child admitted as SAM or MAM? Thank you.
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