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17 Possible Causes for Occasional Failure to Thrive in Infancy

  • Hypersensitivity

    Affected group: Early infancy. Symptoms: Protracted diarrhoea, vomiting, failure to thrive, abdominal distension, early satiety, and malabsorption.[web.archive.org] Anaemia, oedema, and hypoproteinaemia are occasionally present. Implicated foods: Cow's milk sensitivity is the most frequent cause of this syndrome.[web.archive.org]

  • Haddad Syndrome

    […] to thrive / difficulties for feeding in infancy / growth delay - Respiratory rhythm disorder - Short stature / dwarfism / nanism - Strabismus / squint Frequent - Death in[csbg.cnb.csic.es] […] peripheral nerves neoplasm / tumor / carcinoma / cancer Very frequent - Apnea / sleep apnea - Autosomal dominant inheritance - Dysautonomia / autonomous nervous sytem anomalies - Failure[csbg.cnb.csic.es] […] infancy - Gastroesophageal reflux / pyrosis / esophagitis / hiatal hernia / gastroparesia Occasional - Fetal immobility / abnormal fetal movements - Neuroblastoma - Oligoamnios[csbg.cnb.csic.es]

  • Homocystinuria

    Presentation Skeletal features: Marfanoid habitus with normal to tall stature (occasionally failure to thrive in infancy), fine, brittle hair, hypopigmentation, high arched[patient.info]

  • Celiac Disease

    The “classic” form typically presents in infancy and manifests as failure to thrive, diarrhea, abdominal distention, developmental delay, and, occasionally, severe malnutrition[aafp.org]

  • Gaucher Disease

    Type 2 Gaucher's disease Presents in infancy with increased tone, strabismus, and organomegaly. Failure to thrive and stridor (due to laryngospasm) are also common.[patient.info] Short stature and wasting occasionally are found in patients with massive organomegaly. Occasionally present with pulmonary infiltration or portal hypertension.[patient.info]

  • Chronic Diarrhea with Villous Atrophy

    The “classic” form typically presents in infancy and manifests as failure to thrive, diarrhea, abdominal distention, developmental delay, and, occasionally, severe malnutrition[aafp.org]

  • Congenital Hypoplastic Anemia

    An autosomal recessive [MIM 205900], occasionally consanguineous condition associated with pure red cell aplasia of early infancy onset with anaemia, pallor, failure to thrive[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Congenital Aplastic Anemia

    An autosomal recessive [MIM 205900], occasionally consanguineous condition associated with pure red cell aplasia of early infancy onset with anaemia, pallor, failure to thrive[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Gaucher Disease Type 2

    Type 2 Gaucher's disease Presents in infancy with increased tone, strabismus, and organomegaly. Failure to thrive and stridor (due to laryngospasm) are also common.[patient.info] Short stature and wasting occasionally are found in patients with massive organomegaly. Occasionally present with pulmonary infiltration or portal hypertension.[patient.info]

  • Bleeding Peptic Ulcer

    Though more commonly presenting as failure to thrive, allergic gastroenteritis can occasionally present with hematemesis or other evidence of upper (and lower) GI tract bleeding[hawaii.edu] Allergic gastroenteritis more commonly first appears in the first few months of infancy though eosinophilic gastritis can be identified at any age.[hawaii.edu]

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