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  • n  extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders

  • They are all suffering from marasmus, the disease of advanced starvation.
  • In Kurdistan babies have reportedly been suffering from marasmus and kwashiorkor, diseases usually brought on by the severe malnutrition endemic to countries like Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • The hospital's 'Nutriward' has a total capacity of only twelve children, all suffering from marasmus, a severe form of malnutrition.

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