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Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Pediatric Malnutrition

Traditionally, weight, length/height, weight-for-length/BMI were used to identify pediatric malnutrition. In hospitalized children with special health care needs, obtaining a weight and length/height at admission can often be challenging, let alone getting an accurate measurement. Acute illness can affect weight via fluid shifts (think edema, ascites or even steroid use) …

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