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Indian Pediatr. 2014 Jun;51(6):481-3.

An experience of facility-based management of severe acute malnutrition in children aged between 6-59 months adopting the World Health Organization recommendations.

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Department of Pediatrics, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Correspondence to: Dr Manisha Maurya, 372/14 A Shivkuti, Teliarganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. drmanisha99@yahoo.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the output indicators of a nutritional rehabilitation center to assess its performance.

METHODS:

Data of 182 children aged between 6-59 months with severe acute malnutrition in a nutritional rehabilitation center were analyzed retrospectively. Identification and treatment of severe acute malnutrition was done according to World Health Organization recommendations.

RESULTS:

The recovery rate, death rate, defaulter rate, mean (SD) weight gain and mean (SD) duration of stay in the nutritional rehabilitation center were 68%, 2.2%, 4.4%, 13.0 (9.0) g/kg/d, 12.7 (6.8) days, respectively.

CONCLUSION:

Nutritional rehabilitation centers are effective in management of severe malnutrition.

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