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Skin changes in severe acute malnutrition -global distribution

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Sofine Heilskov

Medical student and Research

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7 Jun 2018, 20:23

Dear colleague.

For the last six years I have been investigating skin changes in severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
During these years I have experienced that there are great variations in what colleagues report on skin, depending on their location in the world.

I have published an article on the subject, showing severe skin damage in relation to SAM in Ugandan children. I found a relation between, what looks like lichenoid skin changes and increased risk of death.
("Characterization and scoring of skin changes in severe acute malnutrition in children between 6 months and
5 years of age")

The purpose with this informal approach, is to get a quick overview of the global distribution of these skin changes and the extent of the problem.

So, if you are working with SAM patients I would be grateful if I could send you an email with 3 questions and a clinical picture of the skin changes (as I cannot upload pictures here).
Letting me know that you have never seen it before even though you have seen thousands of SAM patients is just as much a help to me.

I am excited to hear from you.

Tamsin Walters

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Forum moderator

8 Jun 2018, 09:17

If you would like to share your email address with Sofine, you can do so offline via the moderator: post@en-net.org

SENDAULA EMMANUEL

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9 Jun 2018, 09:42

I have also carried out a study on the performance of MUAC and associated factors, skin changes were very significant, I will be pleased if you share your article, it will be very helpful to understand this better, Thank you

Sofine Heilskov

Medical student and Research

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10 Jun 2018, 21:36

A link to my article has ben requested. I hope this will help. Else please get in contact with me for more information.
The article on characteristic skin changes in Ugandan children with SAM:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/jdv.13328
A review of the literature on skin changes in SAM:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jdv.12452#references-section
A chapter on clinical assessment of skin changes in SAM:
https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-40007-5_12-1

SENDAULA EMMANUEL

Normal user

12 Jun 2018, 10:17

Thank you, I believe this will be very helpful for my study as well.

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