Korean J Dermatol.  1994 Feb;32(1):130-133.

A Case of Protein Energy Malnutrition After Whipples' s Operation

Abstract

Protein energy malnutrition occurs when inadequate protein and calories are ingested. PEM is not confined to children and is common in hospitalized patients. PEM is diagnosed by a weight loss and hypoalbuminemia. We report a case of PEM in a 27-year-old man after Whipple's operation. He had brittle hair, loss on the scalp and brownish colored papules with desquamation on extremities. Also he had erosion and fissuring on the perioral area and beef tongue. Treatment with zinc sulfate, albumin and vitamin resulted in a good response.

Keyword

Protein Energy Malnutrtion

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Adult
Child
Extremities
Hair
Humans
Hypoalbuminemia
Protein-Energy Malnutrition*
Scalp
Tongue
Vitamins
Weight Loss
Zinc Sulfate
Vitamins
Zinc Sulfate
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