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93 Possible Causes for Failure to Thrive, Foul Smelling Stool

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    Herein, we describe a 14-year-old girl who presented with anemia, failure to thrive, osteoporosis, zinc, and vitamin deficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Frequent diarrhea and foul-smelling stools. Weakness. Weight loss. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to determine the cause and recommend treatment.[lanterman.ca.networkofcare.org] This is called failure to thrive. The child may not grow and develop normally.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Celiac Disease

    In young children, gastrointestinal presentations are common and include chronic diarrhea, failure to thrive, and abdominal distention; however, extraintestinal manifestations[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of the more common symptoms: Recurring gastrointestinal symptoms such as: Gas Abdominal pain, cramps, bloating Indigestion and nausea Chronic diarrhea and/or constipation Foul-smelling[diabetes.ca] […] to thrive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    We present the case of an exclusively breastfed, 2-month-old boy with known cystic fibrosis admitted with failure to thrive and erosive dermatitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] become clearer in recent years that celiac disease is a clinical picture "characterized by arrest of growth, a distended abdomen, and attacks of diarrhoea with large, pale, foul-smelling[doi.org] Children with CF have the following symptoms: Failure to thrive (inability to gain weight despite having good appetite and taking in enough calories) Loose stools or oily[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Childhood Celiac Disease

    "Celiac disease presentations are highly variable and should be at least considered with many different symptoms, including abdominal pain, failure to thrive/weight loss and[foxnews.com] […] following symptoms in your child: Digestive discomfort or diarrhea lasting more than two weeks Pale appearance Irritability Failure to grow or the development of a potbelly Foul-smelling[boystownhospital.org] Failure to thrive/delayed growth or puberty - Failure to thrive is a term used to describe children who are far behind their peers in height and weight.[beyondceliac.org]

  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis

    This usually leads to failure to thrive, cirrhosis, and the need for liver transplantation.[en.wikipedia.org] Also, these patients produce copious amounts of foul-smelling stool, which may persist following liver transplant.[symptoma.com] The main clinical features were early onset of loose, foul-smelling stools, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, impaired growth with short stature, and in 4 of 6 cases, death between[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Abetalipoproteinemia

    Diarrhea, failure to thrive, acanthocytosis and central nervous system complications are most important features.[symptoma.com] These symptoms come as follows: Failure to thrive/Failure to grow in infancy Steatorrhea/Fatty, pale stools Frothy stools Foul smelling stools Protruding abdomen Intellectual[en.wikipedia.org] A 5-month-old Saudi boy presented with chronic diarrhoea and failure to thrive since 3 months of age. He was cachectic.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other symptoms include floating stools and foul-smelling stools, intestinal cramping, bloating, and heartburn.[medicinenet.com] A six-week-old boy presented with chronic diarrhea and failure to thrive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    CF should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of infants with steatorrhea and failure to thrive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] stools).[labtestsonline.org.au] Abstract We report a 13-yr-old boy with Crohn's disease in the upper gastrointestinal tract presenting with abdominal pain, failure to thrive, recurrent fever, iron-deficient[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Giardiasis

    Children may show failure to thrive from lack of fat soluble vitamins. Links: Giardia lamblia epidemiology transmission diagnosis treatment and prevention of giardiasis[gpnotebook.co.uk] Symptoms include explosive, watery, greasy, foul-smelling stools, bloating, nausea, pain, gas, fatigue, and loss of appetite.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Keywords: Failure to thrive, fatigue, genotypes, Giardia, irritable bowel syndrome, neglected diseases, post-infectious therapeutics, giardiasis, Giardia duodenalis, nitazoxanide[eurekaselect.com]

  • Wolman Disease

    In infants, poor weight gain, massive hepatosplenomegaly, calcified adrenal glands (present about 2/3 of the time), vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive are indicative[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] problems including malabsorption, a condition in which the gut fails to absorb nutrients and calories from food, persistent and often forceful vomiting, frequent diarrhea, foul-smelling[en.wikipedia.org] Affected infants show signs of lipid storage in most tissues, including hepatosplenomegaly, abdominal distension, vomiting, steatorrhea, failure to thrive, and adrenal calcifications[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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