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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1986;80(6):911-3.

Blood glutathione in severe malnutrition in childhood.


The blood glutathione (GSH) concentration was measured in 25 severely malnourished children and compared with a group of normal adults. In children with marasmus GSH (3.3 +/- 0.7 mg/gHb) was not different from normal (2.9 +/- 0.4 mg/gHb). However there was a highly significant decrease in all forms of oedematous malnutrition, kwashiorkor (1.5 +/- 0.4 mg/gHb) and marasmic kwashiorkor (1.7 +/- 0.7 mg/gHb). There was no relationship between wasting or stunting and blood GSH.

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