Buccal smear abnormalities due to protein--calorie deficiency
Indrawati, R.; Djojopranoto, M.; Tranggana, S.
Paediatrica Indonesiana 9(3): 99-109
Squires (J. Pediat., 1968, 66, 891), using staining techniques which are selective for keratin, found a positive correlation between net dietary protein calorie percentage (NDpCal%) and the percentage of keratinized cells in buccal smears.