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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-8  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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A Review on Environmental Enteropathy and Effect of Aflatoxins and Fumonisin on Stunting
Abrar Sualeh1*, Alganesh Tola2 and Bealu Girma1
1Jimma Agricultural Research Center, Jimma, Ethiopia
2Holeta Agricultural Research Center, Holeta, Ethiopia
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Environmental enteropathy is a subclinical condition caused by constant fecal-oral contamination, resulting in blunting of intestinal villous and intestinal inflammation. It is common in LMICs and affects both adults and children. This review will demonstrate environmental enteropathy as well as the effects of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin on stunting. Aflatoxicosis is a relatively unknown and underreported cause of liver damage; aflatoxin is a human liver carcinogen. Aflatoxin exposure causes stunting, underweight, neurological impairment, immunosuppression, and mortality in children. Several studies have found positive associations. Fumonisin exposure, either alone or in combination with aflatoxin, may contribute to stunted growth in early childhood and the observed high prevalence of stunting among children. Appropriate intervention measures to prevent mycotoxin exposure in children should be considered one of the key initiatives for improving childhood growth and health in various regions of developing countries. the entire world It is critical to combat environmental enteropathy and stunting. Concerned government and non-government stakeholders must raise awareness and collaborate at the household and community levels.

Keywords: Aflatoxin, Environmental Enteropathy, Fumonisin, Stunting.
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Abrar Sualeh, Alganesh Tola and Bealu Girma. 2022. A Review on Environmental Enteropathy and Effect of Aflatoxins and Fumonisin on Stunting.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(8): 107-120
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1008.008
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