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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 267806, 5 pages
Research Article

Factors Associated with Acute Malnutrition among Children Admitted to a Diarrhoea Treatment Facility in Bangladesh

1University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
2Centre for Nutrition and Food Security, and Nutrition Unit, Dhaka Hospital, icddr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Received 10 November 2013; Accepted 4 February 2014; Published 11 March 2014

Academic Editor: Samuel Menahem

Copyright © 2014 Connor Fuchs et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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