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325 Possible Causes for Disturbance of Growth, Underweight

  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis

    Both patients had normal gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels, but showed severe pruritus with sleep disturbance, cholestasis, jaundice and growth failure.[] At follow-up, biochemical parameters improved significantly, growth was regained, relief in pruritus, sleeping pattern was normalized.[] RESULTS: All four patients were presented with jaundice, pruritus, hepatomegaly, sleep disturbance. They fulfilled the criteria for PFIC. The surgery was uneventful.[]

  • Cystinosis

    Growth retardation improved after correction of electrolyte disturbances, the initiation of cysteamine therapy and treatment with recombinant human growth hormone.[] Clinically the disorder shows a slowly progressive glomerular insufficiency rather than the prominent Fanconi syndrome, electrolyte and water disturbances, growth arrest,[] Growth retardation is a frequent finding in cystinosis patients and is usually treated with growth hormone.[]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    , arrested growth and development, and acute food refusal, as well as social concerns and mental illness, should be considered when deciding on admitting adolescents with[] We collected high-resolution T1-weighted images from 26 underweight girls with AN before weight gain and 20 healthy control volunteers.[] […] period, leading to body weight less than 85 percent of that expected Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat Body image disturbance Denial of the seriousness of low[]

  • Growth Hormone Deficiency

    However, between three to nine months the child's growth rate will be reduced ( growth disturbance ).[] %FAT deficit was observed in 12-21% of the participants and underweight in almost every fourth child.[] It is important to note that growth hormone-deficient children are usually not underweight for their height; in many cases, they are on the pudgy side, especially around the[]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Gastrointestinal problems and their management Organ Manifestation Management Comments Pancreas Exocrine insufficiency (85-90% of newborns): malabsorption, steatorrhoea, poor growth[] […] cystic fibrosis must take pancreatic enzymes to digest food and absorb nutrients 30% of female adults with cystic fibrosis and 17% of male adults with CF are classified as underweight[] Research supports the use of high-calorie diets in underweight patients but further work needs to be done on the most efficacious route of delivery.[]

  • Marasmus

    Emotional problems e.g. disturbed mother- child relationship. 6. Sign and symptoms 6 1. Growth retardation: Weight is less than 60% of expected for age and sex.[] Children with marasmus are severely underweight for their age. Children with marasmus have a weight-for-height less than 60% of expected (under 3 SD below the mean).[] The main symptom of marasmus is being underweight. Children with this condition have lost a lot of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat.[]

  • Gaucher Disease

    […] autophagy have all been postulated to facilitate the growth of malignant clones in the GD microenvironment.[] Glucosylceramide deposition, chronic antigenic stimulation, increased free radical production, impaired antigen presentation, reduced intra-cellular ceramide levels and disturbed[]

  • Rickets

    […] in growth, and hypocalcemia.[] […] absorb vitamin D Institutionalized adults not supplemented with adequate vitamin D Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, fat malabsorption syndromes, those who are underweight[] The maturation disturbance in the growth plate that occurs in rickets is a distinctive entity that cannot be confused histologically with healing fractures, including the[]

  • Anorexia

    […] physical growth and development appetite and digestion sleep heart rate kidney function emotions thinking memory Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression As already noted[] Eating disorder-related impairment in AN was not related to the severity of underweight or purging behaviors, but was uniquely and positively associated with weight/shape[] A person does not need to be emaciated or underweight to be struggling.[]

  • Purging-Type Bulimia Nervosa

    It has been found that many of the following regulatory mechanisms may be, to some degree, disturbed in persons with eating disorders: physical growth and development appetite[] People with anorexia generally view themselves as overweight, even if they’re dangerously underweight.[] ., weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight[]

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