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Latest guideline for MUAC cutoff for PLWs

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Anonymous 587

Regional Nutrition Advisor

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21 Oct 2020, 07:49

What is the latest guidelines for MUAC cutoffs for PLWs? is there any updated document than 'Determining a Global Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Cutoff to Assess Underweight in Adults' by FANTA?


Mark Manary

Washington University School of Medicine

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21 Oct 2020, 19:16

The best guideline at present is MUAC < 23.0 cm, which corresponds to a BMI < 18.5.  Mark Manary

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