kwashiorkor: A syndrome produced by severe protein deficiency, characterized by retarded growth, changes in skin and hair pigment, edema, and pathologic changes in the liver, including fatty infiltration, necrosis, and fibrosis. The word is a local name in Gold Coast, Africa, meaning 'displaced child'. Although first reported from Africa, kwashiorkor is now known throughout the world, but mainly in the tropics and subtropics. It is considered to be related to marasmus. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Endpoint definition

Long name Kwashiorkor
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: E40, ICD-9: 260, ICD-8: 268
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: E40, ICD-9: 260, ICD-8: 268
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF2
Latin name Malnutritio gravis ex deficientia proteinica

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 15 7 8
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.01 0.01 0.01
Mean age at first event (years) 29.53 24.75 33.71
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 0.00 0.00 0.00

Longitudinal metrics

All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1.0 1.0 1.0
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 20.00 28.57 12.50

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Kwashiorkor
after Kwashiorkor

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