What Is Cachexia?
Cachexia is a state of ill health involving deteriorating body composition that is characterized by general malnutrition and loss of lean tissue such as muscle.
Q: What are typical findings in cachexia?
A: Arm muscle triceps (the muscles at the back of the upper arm), skin folds, subscapular skin folds, fat area index, and bone mineral content are significantly lower than normal.
Cachexia may develop in protein-losing enteropathy such as celiac disease, chronic or severe infection such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, malaria, or many chronic diseases such as heart failure and cancer.
Cachexia can develop in persons of any age.
What Is Cachexia In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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