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MUAC for older children

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Kiran Deshpande Shukla

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10 Jan 2012, 05:59

Why are`nt there any MUAC to identify SAM in children between 5years-12 years?


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10 Jan 2012, 14:53

Hi Kiran, there are suggested MUAC cut-offs for older children to identify SAM/MAM although (as far as I am aware) there is no international agreement on them. Please refer to Kenya IMAM National Guidelines for an example.

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