Auswirkungen der Kachexie aus medizinischer Sicht

  • Jann Arenas


Eine Mangelernährung, die mit oder ohne Vorhandensein einer Kachexie auftritt, ist bei Tumorpatienten oft mit bestimmten Symptomen, belastenden Beschwerden sowie ungünstigen Veränderungen des Erkrankungsverlaufs verbunden. Dabei ist bisher nicht klar, ob diese Begleiterscheinungen durch die Mangelernährung ausgelöst (kausaler Zusammenhang) oder begünstigt werden (permissiver Effekt). Unabhängig davon können sie auch lediglich parallele Folgen eines auslösenden Krankheitsprozesses sein, ohne in einem Ursache-Wirkungs-Zusammenhang mit der Mangelernährung zu stehen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jann Arenas
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  1. 1.Universitätsklinikum FreiburgFreiburgDeutschland

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