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cachexia, cachexy

general physical or mental poor health; weakness or malnutrition.
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Noun1.cachexy - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
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Urticaria pigmentosa has a more severe course and may lead to life-threatening conditions by causing hypovolemic shock, mast cell leukemia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and cachexy (25).
Most patients presented a variety of immune-debilitating conditions (29 with malignant neoplasia, 6 with renal disease, 5 with organ transplant, 2 with diabetes, 1 with pulmonary obstruction, 1 with cirrhosis, 1 HIV-infected, and 1 with cachexy).
Said abnormalities can lead the elderly to develop nutritional syndromes like protein-energy malnutrition and failure to thrive, as well as enhance anorexia of aging and cachexy (2).