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What are the tests for failure to thrive?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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In brief: 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_charts.Htm.

In brief: 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_charts.Htm.
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