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Bihar children deaths: Could refeeding syndrome precipitated by litchis be the cause?
Dr KK Aggarwal,  23 June 2019
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What do we know so far about these deaths: Mostly malnourished children < 10 years old, linked to lychee orchids, convulsions early in the morning, no fever, high mortality the same day, all had low sugar but mortality still high even after infusing sugar.This only means that some other metabolic factor is also at play apart from the sugar.What might be happening? If significantly malnourished children, who have not eaten food for more than 3 days eat oral carbohydrates (litch
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