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Maryam Tidjani Alou, Matthieu Million, Sory I Traore, Donia Mouelhi, Saber Khelaifia, Dipankar Bachar, Aurelia Caputo, Jeremy Delerce, Souleymane Brah, Daouda Alhousseini, Cheikh Sokhna, Catherine Robert, Bouli A Diallo, Aldiouma Diallo, Philippe Parola, Michael Golden, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Didier Raoult
Severe acute malnutrition is the world-leading cause of children under-five's death. Recent metagenomics studies have established a link between gut microbiota and severe acute malnutrition, describing an immaturity with a striking depletion in oxygen-sensitive prokaryotes. Amoxicillin and therapeutic diet cure most of the children with severe acute malnutrition but an irreversible disruption of the gut microbiota is suspected in the refractory and most severe cases. In these cases, therapeutic diet may be unable to reverse the microbiota alteration leading to persistent impaired development or death...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Marcus Henrique de S B Xavier, Eduardo De Magalhães, Gilmar Ferraz Oliveira, Mariana Keltke Magalhães, Cláudio Prates de Almeida E Oliveira, Natália Bragança Oliveira
Although uncommon, kwashiorkor continues to occur in developed, but mainly in developing nations. It is a type of protein-calorie malnutrition that occurs in the setting of insufficient protein intake in the presence of sufficient caloric intake. Skin and hair changes should prompt a thorough dietary history and appropriate dietary intervention. We report a case of a 12-month old girl in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, who presented with diffuse edema, desquamation, and irritability misdiagnosed as atopic dermatitis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Maren Johanne Rytter, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, Henrik Friis, Vibeke Brix Christensen
The prevalence of malnutrition has declined significantly over the last 30 years. Despite this, malnutrition remains a major cause of illness and death among children worldwide, particularly in low- and medium-income countries. Marasmus and kwashiorkor are the most life-threatening forms of malnutrition. Treatment protocols enable effective treatment, but only a minority of malnourished children have access to treatment. Furthermore, treating children with complicated malnutrition requiring hospitalization remains a clinical challenge...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Nchafatso Obonyo, Bernadette Brent, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Irene Kuipers, Sidney Wong, Kenji Shiino, Jonathan Chan, John Fraser, Job B M van Woensel, Kathryn Maitland
BACKGROUND: Fluid therapy in severely malnourished children is hypothesized to be deleterious owing to compromised cardiac function. We evaluated World Health Organization (WHO) fluid resuscitation guidelines for hypovolaemic shock using myocardial and haemodynamic function and safety endpoints. METHODS: A prospective observational study of two sequential fluid management strategies was conducted at two East African hospitals. Eligible participants were severely malnourished children, aged 6-60 months, with hypovolaemic shock secondary to gastroenteritis...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Allan Sheppard, Sherry Ngo, Xiaoling Li, Michael Boyne, Debbie Thompson, Anthony Pleasants, Peter Gluckman, Terrence Forrester
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in infants may present as one of two distinct syndromic forms: non-edematous (marasmus), with severe wasting and no nutritional edema; or edematous (kwashiorkor) with moderately severe wasting. These differences may be related to developmental changes prior to the exposure to SAM and phenotypic changes appear to persist into adulthood with differences between the two groups. We examined whether the different response to SAM and subsequent trajectories may be explained by developmentally-induced epigenetic differences...
April 2017: EBioMedicine
E Guilhot, M T Alou, J-C Lagier, N Labas, C Couderc, J Delerce, A Diallo, C Sokhna, P-E Fournier, D Raoult, S Khelaifia
Using the culturomics strategy, a wide range of anaerobic bacteria was discovered including Anaeromassilibacillus senegalensis strain mt9(T) (= CSUR P1511 = DSM 102954), isolated from the gut microbiota of a 1-year-old Senegalese patient with kwashiorkor. This Gram-negative strain is a strictly anaerobic, spore-forming rod motile by a polar flagellum. The 3 511 289 bp long genome of this strain contains 3046 protein-coding and 49 RNA genes, including 45 tRNA and four rRNA genes, and exhibits a G+C content of 52...
May 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo, Canaan Negash Seifu
BACKGROUND: Children in third world countries suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in an extent of public health important. SAM management protocol available this time brought the approach from facility-based to community-based by Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP). But, little was known about the treatment outcomes of the program in Ethiopia. Thus, this study was aimed to assess treatment outcomes of SAM and identify factors associated among children treated at OTP in Wolaita Zone...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
Camilla Viola Buskbjerg Palm, Jacob Stampe Frølich, Lena Sønder Snogdal, René Klinkby Støving
We present the case of a woman aged 48 years, diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (AN) at the age of 12. She was admitted to a highly specialised eating disorder facility with distended abdomen, muscular atrophy, ulcerative dermatitis, electrolyte derangements and low serum albumin. Her weight was 53.1 kg, corresponding to a body mass index (BMI) of 17.9 kg/m(2) After initial stabilisation, a therapeutic ascites puncture relieved the patient from 6500 mL of ascites. After 6 weeks of nutritional and diuretic treatment, the patient was discharged with a weight of 46...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Valeria Di Giovanni, Celine Bourdon, Dominic X Wang, Swapna Seshadri, Edward Senga, Christian J Versloot, Wieger Voskuijl, Richard D Semba, Indi Trehan, Ruin Moaddel, M Isabel Ordiz, Ling Zhang, John Parkinson, Mark J Manary, Robert Hj Bandsma
BACKGROUND: Mortality in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) remains high despite standardized rehabilitation protocols. Two forms of SAM are classically distinguished: kwashiorkor and marasmus. Children with kwashiorkor have nutritional edema and metabolic disturbances, including hypoalbuminemia and hepatic steatosis, whereas marasmus is characterized by severe wasting. The metabolic changes underlying these phenotypes have been poorly characterized, and whether homeostasis is achieved during hospital stay is unclear...
December 2016: Journal of Nutrition
Shaza O H Kanan, Mohammed Osman Swar
This is a retrospective observational hospital-based study aimed to determine the prevalence and outcome of severe acute malnutrition in children less than five years admitted to Omdurman Paediatric Hospital during the period January 2014 to December 2014. Data was collected from patient's hospital records during the study period. Ethical approval and permission to access patients' record were obtained. A total of 593 children with severe malnutrition were identified; 305 of cases were male (51.4%) with a male: female ratio of 1:0...
2016: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
Zdeněk Zadák
UNLABELLED: Sarcopenia is one of the severe disorders associated with nutritional imbalance. While sarcopenia is an inseparable part of the process of ageing as people get older, it plays a vital role in pathological situations such as protein-calorie and kwashiorkor malnutrition, it accompanies various diseases of rheumatic character and is an almost ever-present feature of the clinical picture of oncological patients. Sarcopenia in people under strain is fatally manifested mainly in the elderly, medically fragile patients...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
S I Traore, S Khelaifia, P-E Fournier, D Raoult
Herein, we report the main characteristics of 'Flaviflexus massiliensis' strain SIT4(T) (CSURP1300), a new bacterium that was isolated from the stool specimen of a 2-year-old girl from Niger suffering from kwashiorkor.
November 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
Melkamu Merid Mengesha, Negussie Deyessa, Balewgizie Sileshi Tegegne, Yadeta Dessie
BACKGROUND: The outpatient therapeutic care program (OTP) of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has been decentralized to health post level in Ethiopia since 2008-2009. However, there is a lack of evidence regarding treatment outcomes and factors related to the duration of stay on treatment after its decentralization to health post level. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to assess treatment outcome and factors affecting time to recovery in children with SAM treated at OTP...
2016: Global Health Action
E Seck, S I Traore, S Khelaifia, M Beye, C Michelle, C Couderc, S Brah, P-E Fournier, D Raoult, G Dubourg
A new Actinobacterium, designated Tessaracoccus massiliensis type strain SIT-7(T) (= CSUR P1301 = DSM 29060), have been isolated from a Nigerian child with kwashiorkor. It is a facultative aerobic, Gram positive, rod shaped, non spore-forming, and non motile bacterium. Here, we describe the genomic and phenotypic characteristics of this isolate. Its 3,212,234 bp long genome (1 chromosome, no plasmid) exhibits a G+C content of 67.81% and contains 3,058 protein-coding genes and 49 RNA genes.
September 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
E Guilhot, M Tidjani Alou, A Diallo, D Raoult, S Khelaifia
We report the main characteristics of Anaeromassilibacillus senegalensis strain mt9(T) (= CSUR P1511) isolated from the stool of a 1-year-old kwashiorkor patient from Senegal.
July 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
Maryam Tidjani Alou, Saber Khelaifia, Caroline Michelle, Claudia Andrieu, Nicholas Armstrong, Fadi Bittar, Cheikh Sokhna, Aldiouma Diallo, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Didier Raoult, Matthieu Million
Anaerococcus rubiinfantis sp. nov. strain mt16(T) is a new species within the genus Anaerococcus, which was isolated by the culturomics approach from the gut microbiota of an infant suffering from kwashiorkor. A phenotypic, biochemical and proteomic description of this strain is hereby presented alongside a complete annotation of its genome. This strictly anaerobic species forms Gram-positive non-sporeforming cocci. The major fatty acid was hexadecanoic acid. The phylogenetic analysis of strain mt16(T) showed a 97...
August 2016: Anaerobe
James A Berkley, Moses Ngari, Johnstone Thitiri, Laura Mwalekwa, Molline Timbwa, Fauzat Hamid, Rehema Ali, Jimmy Shangala, Neema Mturi, Kelsey D J Jones, Hassan Alphan, Beatrice Mutai, Victor Bandika, Twahir Hemed, Ken Awuondo, Susan Morpeth, Samuel Kariuki, Gregory Fegan
BACKGROUND: Children with complicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have a greatly increased risk of mortality from infections while in hospital and after discharge. In HIV-infected children, mortality and admission to hospital are prevented by daily co-trimoxazole prophylaxis, despite locally reported bacterial resistance to co-trimoxazole. We aimed to assess the efficacy of daily co-trimoxazole prophylaxis on survival in children without HIV being treated for complicated SAM. METHODS: We did a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study in four hospitals in Kenya (two rural hospitals in Kilifi and Malindi, and two urban hospitals in Mombasa and Nairobi) with children aged 60 days to 59 months without HIV admitted to hospital and diagnosed with SAM...
July 2016: Lancet Global Health
S I Traore, T Cimmino, J-C Lagier, S Khelaifia, S Brah, C Michelle, A Caputo, B A Diallo, P-E Fournier, D Raoult, J M Rolain
Bacillus andreraoultii strain SIT1(T) (= CSUR P1162 = DSM 29078) is the type strain of B. andreraoultii sp. nov. This bacterium was isolated from the stool of a 2-year-old Nigerian boy with a severe form of kwashiorkor. Bacillus andreraoultii is an aerobic, Gram-positive rod. We describe here the features of this bacterium, together with the complete genome sequencing and annotation. The 4 092 130 bp long genome contains 3718 protein-coding and 116 RNA genes.
March 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
L Hadjadj, M Tidjani Alou, C Sokhna, J-C Lagier, D Raoult, J-M Rolain
Desnuesiella massiliensis, strain MT10(T) gen. nov., sp. nov. is a newly proposed genus within the family Clostridiaceae, isolated from the digestive microbiota of a child suffering from kwashiorkor. Desnuesiella massiliensis is a facultatively anaerobic, Gram-positive rod. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 5 503 196-bp long genome (one chromosome but no plasmid) contains 5227 protein-coding and 81 RNA genes, including 14 rRNA genes...
May 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
M Tidjani Alou, J Rathored, S I Traore, S Khelaifia, C Michelle, S Brah, B A Diallo, D Raoult, J-C Lagier
Bacillus niameyensis sp. nov. strain SIT3(T) (= CSUR P1266 = DSM 29725) is the type strain of B. niameyensis sp. nov. This Gram-positive strain was isolated from the digestive flora of a child with kwashiorkor and is a facultative anaerobic rod and a member of the Bacillaceae family. This organism is hereby described alongside its complete genome sequence and annotation. The 4  286  116 bp long genome (one chromosome but no plasmid) contains 4130 protein-coding and 66 RNA genes including five rRNA genes...
November 2015: New Microbes and New Infections
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