Marasmus is a protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). It causes children lean and thin because of the lack of enough food and essential nutrients (both carbohydrates and protein) for a long time. This disease mainly suffers the children. The skin of children wrinkles due to the loss of fat. Average weight of children becomes 60 percent less than other healthy children of similar age.
Symptoms of Marasmus
- Getting lean and thin
- Faces wrinkle like old person
- Low weight for age (underweight)
- Regular reduction in fat and muscle
- Suffering from diarrhea
- Not interested on food despite the hunger.