Wellcome classification A system for classifying protein‐energy malnutrition in children based on percentage of expected weight‐for‐age and the presence or absence of oedema. Between 60 and 80% of expected weight is underweight in the absence of oedema, and kwashiorkor if oedema is present; under 60% of expected weight is marasmus in the absence of oedema, and marasmic kwashiorkor if oedema is present. See also Waterlow classification.
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