Burden and risk factors for relapse following successful treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in young children: Secondary analysis from a randomised trial in Niger.

Bliznashka L Grantz KH Botton J Berthé F Garba S Hanson KE Grais RF Isanaka S
Maternal & child nutrition 2022 Jul 21; . doi: 10.1111/mcn.13400. Epub 2022 07 21
Niger community-based management of acute malnutrition discharge hospitalisation relapse severe acute malnutrition wasting


This study aimed to quantify the burden of relapse following successful treatment for uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and to identify associated risk factors in rural Niger. We used data from 1490 children aged 6-59 months discharged as recovered from an outpatient nutritional programme for SAM and followed for up to 12 weeks after admission. Postdischarge SAM relapse was defined as weight-for-height Z-score 

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