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121 Possible Causes for Failure to Thrive, Foul Smelling Stool

  • 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] As a result, these children have large, bulky, foul-smelling stools.[healthychildren.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]

  • Celiac Disease

    […] to thrive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms in children include abdominal bloating, bulky, very foul-smelling stools, and failure to grow.[merckmanuals.com] […] 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]

  • 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] Foul-smelling, high volume stools and failure to thrive are also hallmarks for PFIC1[ 35 ].[wjgnet.com]

  • 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.[uwhealth.org] Gastrointestinal dysfunction is linked inexorably as a possible cause of failure to thrive.[pedsinreview.aappublications.org]

  • Childhood Celiac Disease

    The clinical presentation has changed significantly: abdominal distention, chronic diarrhea, and failure to thrive are less common, and more children presented with weight[research.vu.nl] Consult your child's doctor if your child is pale, irritable or failing to grow or has a potbelly and foul-smelling, bulky stools.[mayoclinic.org] "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]

  • 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]

  • Giardiasis

    Keywords: Failure to thrive, fatigue, genotypes, Giardia, irritable bowel syndrome, neglected diseases, post-infectious therapeutics, giardiasis, Giardia duodenalis, nitazoxanide[eurekaselect.com] Symptoms include explosive, watery, greasy, foul-smelling stools, bloating, nausea, pain, gas, fatigue, and loss of appetite.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Giardiasis infection may be asymptomatic, or can cause diarrhoea (sometimes severe), weight loss, malabsorption, and, in children, 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] 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 anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tropical Sprue

    Common symptoms include: Upset stomach Failure to grow normally (often called "failure to thrive") or delayed growth Weight loss Painful abdominal bloating or distention Pale[drugs.com] Meals with fatty foods can cause oily, foul-smelling stools. Other symptoms include cramps, nausea, weight loss, gas and indigestion.[onlymyhealth.com] […] to grow and thrive How is Tropical Sprue Treated?[dovemed.com]

  • Whipple Disease

    Children may exhibit a failure to thrive (significantly lower weight and height than peers in their age range).[chicagoendoscopy.com] […] that are bulky, greasy, foul smelling, difficult to flush away, and leave a film of oil in the toilet pan after flushing.[pmj.bmj.com] […] tract, resulting in weight loss, diarrhoea from malabsorption (the commonest symptom), and less often abdominal pain. 13 , 14 Fat malabsorption (steatorrhoea) results in stools[pmj.bmj.com]

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