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MUAC and oedema

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Mark Myatt

Consultant Epidemiologist

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30 Aug 2018, 16:07

Here is an article on MUAC and oedema that you may find interesting.

Anonymous 32031

Ministry of Health

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16 May 2019, 06:48

One of the criteria for admission into the OTP program is oedema +, ++. Is SAM the only cause of bilateral oedema in children? If presence of oedema alone is a criteria for admission, how can we be sure that the oedema is not the result of other causes other than SAM?


Sub County Nutrition Coordinator

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16 May 2019, 18:36

Other causes of oedema are CCF(congestive cardiac failure) and AGN (acute glomerulonephritis).

Anonymous 3457

Nut-SMART Program Manager /AAH

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19 May 2019, 04:12

the SAM oedema is characterized: 1) oedema should be bilateral. 2) oedema will start from feet. 3) pitting sign will be positive

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