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2,635 Possible Causes for Failure to Thrive

  • Malnutrition

    Failure to Thrive. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at through . Chapter 2. Malnutrition. Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Section 1.[] Differential diagnosis Elderly failure-to-thrive (weight loss 5% of baseline, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, inactivity) - consider in addition to malnutrition [ 9 ][] : Impaired physical function (for example, infection, malignancy, renal or heart failure).[]

  • Hypothyroidism

    Debra Counts , MD * Surendra K. Varma , MD † * Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md † Editorial Board AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics CNS: central nervous system IQ: intellectual quotient[…][]

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis

    […] to thrive.[] […] feeling weak or dizzy when active Having palpitations Babies born with severe aortic stenosis may have to work hard to breathe, have poor appetite or trouble feeding and failure[]

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder

    Affected children suffer from recurrent sinusitis, otitis media, upper respiratory infection and pneumonia, but also from developmental defects and failure to thrive.[] Diarrhea, failure to thrive, opportunistic infections, and severe routine infections in a child younger than three months should raise suspicion for SCID.[] […] to thrive Deep abscesses in the skin or internal organs Swollen lymph glands Infections of internal organs such as the spleen If your child has recurrent, severe infections[]

  • Hydrocephalus

    This disease is characterized by hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and metabolic alkalosis that is often associated with failure to thrive and recurrent episodes of dehydration.[] The latter manifests itself as failure to thrive and developmental delays.[]

  • Celiac Disease

    In young children, gastrointestinal presentations are common and include chronic diarrhea, failure to thrive, and abdominal distention; however, extraintestinal manifestations[] […] to thrive.[] […] mediated disease which usually presents with gastrointestinal symptoms, but it may present with extra gastrointestinal manifestations such as metabolic bone disease and failure[]

  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency

    In children, failure to thrive is an important hallmark of almost all serious heart conditions.[]

  • Peptic Esophagitis

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gastric reflux disease) is a chronic, relapsing condition of esophageal mucosal damage. Typical symptoms include pyrosis, dysphagia and regurgitation.[]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    Protracted postnatal postprandial vomiting with progressive failure to thrive was noted. A laparotomy showed the small bowel was only about 20 cm in length.[] A six-week-old boy presented with chronic diarrhea and failure to thrive.[] Patients are born with a short small bowel (less than 75 cm in length) that compromises proper intestinal absorption and leads chronic diarrhea, vomiting and failure to thrive[]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    Herein, we describe a 14-year-old girl who presented with anemia, failure to thrive, osteoporosis, zinc, and vitamin deficiency.[] This is called failure to thrive. The child may not grow and develop normally.[] Gastrointestinal dysfunction is linked inexorably as a possible cause of failure to thrive.[]

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