Not a single disease, but a description of a group of symptoms
Inadequate physical growth:
Usually diagnosed earlier than age 2 yr
Broadly divided into:
Organic (underlying medical condi...
No universally accepted definition
Failure to achieve or maintain a growth rate appropriate for age
Weight less than 2 standard deviations below normal for age (corrected for...
Check for hypoglycemia
Fluid resuscitation when dehydrated
Recognize/identify child with FTT
Rule out org...
Organic cause requiring medical admission
Nonorganic causes to observe caregiver–child interaction
Nonorganic causes to observe weight while monitoring oral intake...
Bithoney WG, Dubowitz H, Egan H. Failure to thrive/growth deficiency. Pediatr Rev. 1992;13(12):453–460.
Block RW, Krebs NF, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Chi...
779.34 Failure to thrive in newborn
783.41 Failure to thrive
P92.6 Failure to thrive in newborn
R62.51 Failure to thrive (child)
54840006 Failure to thrive (disorder)
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