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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

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. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Arti Jain
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Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Failure to thrive is a condition consisting of poor growth in children, or weight loss and poor ...Read more


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10 year old daughter failure to thrive on high caloric diet 136 pancreatic elastase sweat test negative what else could be wrong to cause this?

10 year old daughter failure to thrive on high caloric diet 136 pancreatic elastase sweat test negative what else could be wrong to cause this?

Many things: This needs EXPERT Pediatric help...from physical to psychological expertise....but fortunately its not Cystic Fibrosis!!!! Hope this helps.. Dr Z I wish you/and your child ,,Good Luck! ...Read more

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16 month childs liver enzymes were at 700, now risen to 1680 in 3 weeks. other symptoms: failure to thrive (onset at 4 months), persistent swollen lymph nodes and recently petechaie. Possible causes?

16 month childs liver enzymes were at 700, now risen to 1680 in 3 weeks. other symptoms: failure to thrive (onset at 4 months), persistent swollen lymph nodes and recently petechaie. Possible causes?

Coagulation issues: Petechiae are because of the lac of the coagulation factors produced be the liver and thrombocytopenia - low platelet counts- because of the enlarged spleen.....if you check INR in lab tests....you will see it is high.....and the platelet counts are low as well ...Read more

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Who can get failure to thrive?

Who can get failure to thrive?

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. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

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 care setting, 10% of children less than one year of age had ftt. In some populations, up to one-third of patients with ftt may go undiagnosed. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for failure to thrive?

Sometimes: If it is due to inadequate diet, increasing caloric intake remedies this problem quickly. If it is due to other diseases increasing calories will also help but will not cure it. You need to treat underlying cause for ex: treat hormonal/metabolic abnormalities, treat chronic lung, heart, kidney disease. The most difficult to treat is probably when genetic syndrome is cause of failure to thrive. ...Read more

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What is "failure to thrive" in infants?

Not doing well: Ftt usually means poor physical growth from any cause, often evaluated as low weight for age or insufficient rate of weight gain. The potential consequences can be great because of the critical need of the infant to reach growth milestones at certain times for proper physical and emotional development. A baby with ftt needs to have close, regular care with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

That's for kids: That diagnosis is usually used in children. Saying that about an adult is an opinion, not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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If you have laryngomalacia, are you likely to get failure to thrive?

Possibly: Since an increase in overall work of breathing will divert calories from growth, this condition can lead to slow growth early on. As the child's airway improves with age and the work of breathing decreases, catch-up growth would likely occur. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does it mean when you guys say "failure to thrive"?

Relative issue: Every newborn is expected to follow a set of predicted milestones for weight gain, motor development and skill acquisition. Those that fail to meet these milestones are labeled "failure to thrive" and investigated for their potential causes. These can include nutritional deficiency, unrecognized disease, and others. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Domestic Abuse (Definition)

Domestic abuse is any violent dispute, verbal or physical, taking place between ...Read more