Hematologic disturbances in infantile malnutrition. Values for copper, iron, paraphenylene diamine oxidase and iron-binding capacity in the serum
Monckeberg, F.; Vildosola, J.; Figueroa, M.; Oxman, S.; Meneghello, J.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 11: 525-529
Estimations were made in 2 groups of 10 and 11 marasmic infants, whose weights were, respectively, 40 to 60% and 35% or less of their calculated ideal weights. All were under 1 year of age. Marasmus was defined as a condition arising from a diet deficient in both energy and protein; the findings were compared with those in 15 matched normal infants.