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Who can get failure to thrive?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Do not be quiet about it if you think something may be wrong with your child. Many doctors will be quick to assume the parents are to blame, so if your child is having difficulty, keep a diary with dates and names of doctors you consult about your child's problems. Also, keeping a diary of what the child is eating and their behavior can be instrumental in assisting the doc in diagnosis.
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