Marasmus and Kwashiorkar are both protein deficiency defects. Marasmus differs from Kwashiorkar in the enlarged belly and swelling in the face. Are these symptoms of the above diseases correct? If not, correct it.
Solution: No, Even though Marasmus and Kwashiorkor are both protein deficiency diseases, the symptoms of marasmus stated is incorrect. In Marasmus, the child loses weight and suffers severe diarrhoea and it will appear as though bones are covered by the skin. In Kwashiorkor, the child has enlarged belly with swelling in the face and feet.