|Technical notes: Special Considerations for Programming in Unstable Situations (UNICEF, 2000, 490 p.)|
|Chapter 2 - Annex 1: Therapy for Severe Malnutrition|
Where facilities permit, the tests given in Panel 6 may help to diagnose specific problems. They are not needed, however, to guide or monitor treatment. The interpretation of test results is frequently altered by malnutrition. For this reason, laboratory tests may misguide inexperienced workers. The most important guide to treatment is frequent careful assessment of the child.