Physical findings in nutritional deficiencies

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1998 Feb;45(1):245-60. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(05)70592-7.


Manifestations of deficiencies of protein, calories, vitamins, and trace elements are described. These findings are placed in the context of the functions, food sources, and causes of deficiency of each micronutrient.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Avitaminosis / diagnosis
  • Child
  • Deficiency Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Fatty Acids, Essential / deficiency
  • Humans
  • Physical Examination*
  • Protein-Energy Malnutrition / diagnosis
  • Trace Elements / deficiency


  • Fatty Acids, Essential
  • Trace Elements