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Clinical Features of Refeeding Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for clinical features of the refeeding syndrome.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, options

ICD-10:

E46

Description:

The refeeding syndrome refers to a significant clinical deterioration for a severely malnourished patient who has just started to receive nutritional replacement. Although often associated with victims of war it can occur in any patient who has developed severe malnutrition.

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