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)

Data source
FinnGen phenocode E4_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
DOID 13579
GWAS catalog 1001009
MESH D007732
SNOMED CT 58262005

Key figures

Sex All Female Male
Number of individuals 14 - 9
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.01 - 0.01
Mean age at first event (years) 26.87 - 30.09
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 0.0 - 0.0

Longitudinal metrics

Sex All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1 - 1
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 21.43 - 11.11


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