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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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MANN, Danielle et al. Cutaneous manifestations of kwashiorkor: a case report of an adult man after abdominal surgery. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp. 1174-1177. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600017.
Kwashiorkor is a type of protein-energy malnutrition where diet protein deficit is found, in spite of appropriate caloric intake. Cutaneous manifestations include xerosis, with abnormally dry skin that has a flaking enamel paint aspect, a typical red to gray-white hair color, the "flag sign" and more evident edema in lower limbs and face, giving it a full moon appearance. This article reports a case of a male adult patient who had undergone Whipple surgery for treatment of chronic pancreatitis associated with pseudotumor of the pancreatic head that progressed to cutaneous manifestations of kwashiorkor after pulmonary tuberculosis.
Keywords : Pancreatitis, chronic; Protein-energy malnutrition; Tuberculosis, pulmonary.