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Medical treatment of malnutrition

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Mbaye Diop


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9 Aug 2018, 16:53

Why is paracetamol forbidden for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition?

Dr Barada Shankar Mahapatra

State Coordinator - CMAM

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5 Sep 2018, 08:38

To avoid hepatotoxicity, Paracetamol is forbidden in SAM management. But it can be prescribed under therapeutics doses.

Jay Berkley


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5 Sep 2018, 11:29

There is a discussion of the issues in a section on antipyretics here: Severe acute malnutrition and infection

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