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What sort of disorder is failure to thrive in a child?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Could be a Problem

This is either a child whose physical growth-both height and weight are delayed well beyond age predicted values or a serious delay in emotional or intellectual development or both.
This term describes a condition, but not the cause which needs looking into. Consult your pediatrician.

In brief: Could be a Problem

This is either a child whose physical growth-both height and weight are delayed well beyond age predicted values or a serious delay in emotional or intellectual development or both.
This term describes a condition, but not the cause which needs looking into. Consult your pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lack of growth

Failure to thrive means a child is not growing as they should.
There are charts doctors use to see how a child should be growing in height and weight. If a child stops growing or is not growing as fast as they should, this is often referred to as "failure to thrive".

In brief: Lack of growth

Failure to thrive means a child is not growing as they should.
There are charts doctors use to see how a child should be growing in height and weight. If a child stops growing or is not growing as fast as they should, this is often referred to as "failure to thrive".
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Growth disorder

Failure to thrive (ftt) in a child can be a complex disorder involving growth retardation (weight and then height) requiring elaborate meticulous workup to rule out various disorders affecting various organ systems or it can be simply nutritional or even psychosocial.
Md evaluation is definitely warranted.

In brief: Growth disorder

Failure to thrive (ftt) in a child can be a complex disorder involving growth retardation (weight and then height) requiring elaborate meticulous workup to rule out various disorders affecting various organ systems or it can be simply nutritional or even psychosocial.
Md evaluation is definitely warranted.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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