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Intravenous amino acids, cholestasis and kwashiorkor.

Authors
  • Shamir, R
  • Tershakovec, A M
  • Barsky, D L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
29
Issue
1-2
Pages
37–44
Identifiers
PMID: 9704291
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Kwashiorkor dermatosis has not been reported in children on parenteral nutrition (PN). We report a case of kwashiorkor developing in a partially PN dependent patient with cholestasis, when amino acids were removed from the PN solution in an effort to control the cholestasis. Although the kwashiorkor dermatosis improved within 24 hours after the addition of amino acids (1 g/kg) to the PN solution, the cholestasis worsened.

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