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Wasting syndrome

 


 

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Fig. 4 - Cachessia in AIDS. Studi clinici hanno dimostrato che la "wasting syndrome" determinata da infezioni opportunistiche mediante la riduzione dell'apporto calorico e l'aumentato catabolismo propri dei processi infettivi.  Nei pazienti africani, una sindrome diarroica cronica, denominata "slim disease", causa di severa malnutrizione e morte per cachessia.

Fig. 4 - Wasting in AIDS. In clinical studies wasting has been found caused by opportunistic infections and chronic diarrhea with decreased caloric intake and elevated catabolism. In African patients, a wasting illness with chronic diarrhea, termed "slim disease", cause death by severe malnutrition.

 

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