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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Infants mostly: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. Th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Many have: This label encoumpases a broad range of issues. It can be as simple as inadequate feeds in a normal kid to a medical problem with excessive nutrient l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Height and weight: When a child "falls off the growth curve" they are given this diagnosis. You can see growth curves here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/clinical_cha ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Poor weight gain: Typically "failure to thrive" means that a child is gaining weight poorly which would be the main symptom. There are many causes of poor weight gain i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Not growing properly: Failure to thrive is when an infant is not growing as expected in comparison to the norms. There are groth charts which are based upon the norms and t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Well----yes!: Failure to thrive means that metabolism is impaired but there are many causes for slow weight gain and failure to thrive. It is a riddle for an expert ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lack of growth: Failure to thrive means a child is not growing as they should. There are charts doctors use to see how a child should be growing in height and weight ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
FTT: Failure to thrive (ftt) is a common problem in pediatric practice. It is more common in children living in poverty. In one report from a rural primary ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
What is the cause: You need to determine the cause of failure to thrive and tailor the treatment accordingly. See your pediatrician. Note that most states support chil ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. Thi ... Read More

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