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Other namesWasting syndrome
Processes and mechanisms related to cancer-associated cachexia
SpecialtyOncology, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Symptomssudden weight loss, altered eating signals
Prognosisvery poor
Deaths1.5 to 2 million people a year

Cachexia (/kəˈkɛksiə/[1]) is a syndrome caused by an underlying illness. It causes ongoing muscle loss that is not entirely reversed. It can be caused by cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney disease and AIDS.

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  1. "Cachexia | Definition of Cachexia by Lexico". Lexico Dictionaries | English. Archived from the original on 2021-10-06. Retrieved 2021-10-06.