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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-130

Hair Changes in Malnutrition

1 Senior Consultant, Cuttack, India
2 Senior Scientist, Regional Research Lab, Bhubaneswar, India
3 Med Officer – “THE CHILD., Cuttack, Orissa”, India

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Senior Consultant, Cuttack
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Protein Calorie Malnutrition is rampant in the developing world. The growth and form of hair is affected as a part of the generalized growth retardation. Under scanning election microscope irregularity of the hair tip, niche formation under the crests of way nodal lines, linear breakage in the shaft and herniation of the hair material through the lateral wall are observed.

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