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Comorbidities for an Obese School Child

Purpose:

To identify comorbidities that may affect an obese child of school age based on the study of Wijga et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

E66

Description:

Wijga et al identified a number of comorbidities that may affect an obese child of school age. Such a child requires more aggressive clinical management and would benefit from weight loss strategies. The authors are from the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Utrecht University, Erasmus Medical Center, University of Groningen, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital and Beatrix Children's Hospital in The Netherlands.

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