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What treatment would a 7 month old child get for skinniness and failure to thrive?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Find the cause
The primary approach to ftt is an investigation to uncover a cause.
Analysis of caloric intake, food preparation, pattern of growth, signs of excessive energy loss, etc, all come into the evaluation. A detailed history, exam & a few screening tests usually find a source. Treatment is based on cause.The most common factor is nutrition, followed by illness or genetic issues.

In brief: Find the cause
The primary approach to ftt is an investigation to uncover a cause.
Analysis of caloric intake, food preparation, pattern of growth, signs of excessive energy loss, etc, all come into the evaluation. A detailed history, exam & a few screening tests usually find a source. Treatment is based on cause.The most common factor is nutrition, followed by illness or genetic issues.
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