Malnutrition et deficit immunitaire chez l’enfant. [Malnutrition and immunodeficiency in children]

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Study: Infectious Diseases

Malnutrition et deficit immunitaire chez l’enfant. [Malnutrition and immunodeficiency in children]

Leke L; Saygili A; Vural M; Risbourg B
Arch Pediatr 1996 Jul;3(7):705-13

Our knowledge on relationships between nutrition, immunity and infection has much progressed. Malnutrition affects all three defence mechanisms: unspecific immunity, cellular immunity and humoral immunity. Any kind of nutriment is concerned: nitrogen-caloric nutriments, trace elements, vitamins. Restoration and maintenance of a good nutritional status have become imperative in order to stop the vicious cercle of malnutrition-infection in infants and children.

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