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Does anyone know why babies born with tetralogy of fallot have failure to thrive?

Does anyone know why babies born with tetralogy of fallot have failure to thrive?

Poor oxygenation.: The nature of tof causes chronically poor oxygen concentration in affected children and this can decrease growth. The effect of serial surgeries and the occasionally syndromic nature of this anomaly (down, digeorge, alagille, phenylketonuria syndromes) account for other cases of failure to thrive. ...Read more

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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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Twin baby 4weeks having vomiting 4-6 /day weight 2.5 kg failure to thrive. Active and no fever... Abdomen soft.. Domstal drops tried but no response.

Twin baby 4weeks having vomiting 4-6 /day weight 2.5 kg failure to thrive. Active and no fever... Abdomen soft.. Domstal drops tried but no response.

Gastro-esophageal: Reflux is a common cause of vomiting in low-birth-weight babies. Pyloric stenosis is another possible cause, usually with projectile vomiting by 6 weeks. If baby was ill as a newborn, there may be other causes. If vomiting causes inadequate weight gain ( less than 20-30 gms./day), it is definitely worth having baby's pediatrician evaluate ; treat or refer to a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...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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Can you die from failure to thrive?

Can you die from failure to thrive?

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 loss.The behavioral interplay between caregiver & infant may also facter in.Undernutrition eventually results in increased susceptability to infection and poor respons to rx. In many countries this eventually leads to death. Proper rx can save most. ...Read more

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What are the tests for failure to thrive?

What are the tests for failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: trition, having weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Evaluation for a variety of illnesses, prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, &/or adverse environmental/behavioral factors is needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of failure to thrive?

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 in children, so there may be other symptoms depending on the cause.. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have failure to thrive?

What does it mean to have failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Causes of PUN can be prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, physical illnesses &/or environmental/behavioral factors. ...Read more

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Is failure to thrive same as slow weight gaining?

Is failure to thrive same as slow weight gaining?

Pediatric Undernu-: trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Slow weight gain is having velocity of growth in weight that is less than that expected on standardized growth curves ...Read more

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