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57 Possible Causes for Poor Weight Gain in Infancy

  • Cleft Palate

    INTRODUCTION: Children with cleft palate frequently show speech disorders known as compensatory articulation. Compensatory articulation requires a prolonged period of speech intervention that should include reinforcement at home. However, frequently relatives do not know how to work with their children at home.[…][]

  • Shwachman Syndrome

    Short stature Poor weight gain (“Failure to thrive”) Diarrhea Problems with bones (“metaphyseal dysostosis”, a specific finding seen on x-rays).[] Most children with SDS are diagnosed in infancy. What are the signs and symptoms of SDS?[] Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome is a bone marrow failure disorder that is associated with low white blood cells (neutropenia), poor food absorption (malabsorption) and problems[]

  • Iron Deficiency

    gain during infancy with upward crossing of several centiles) Blood loss (gastrointestinal, iatrogenic through frequent blood sampling) Adolescent females with poor diets[] […] infants (from 2 - 3 months of age) Low birth weight Maternal iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy Increased BMI (or preterm/LBW babies who have then experienced rapid large weight[]

  • Rhabdomyolysis

    […] feeding and slow weight gain in infancy.[] […] kindred as an autosomal recessive form of isolated salt wasting in sweat, which leads to severe infantile hyponatremic dehydration, visible salt precipitation after sweating, poor[]

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

    The pattern of early deterioration of weight gain followed by a decline in linear growth is suggestive of inadequate nutrition during infancy.[] CONCLUSIONS: Poor linear growth persisted at 12 years of age.[]

  • Gaucher Disease

    This case was a girl diagnosed with type 2 Gaucher disease at 12months of age who presented with poor weight gain from infancy, stridor, hypertonia, hepatosplenomegaly, trismus[] Three major sub-types have been described, type 2 is an acute neurological form that exhibits serious general symptoms and poor prognosis, compared with the other types.[]

  • Idiopathic Hypercalcemia

    The clinical manifestations usually become apparent during the first 9 months of life and include poor weight gain, anorexia, vomiting, constipation, polyuria and polydypsia[] Abstract Three additional cases of "idiopathic hypercalcemia of infancy, with failure to thrive" are reported.[]

  • Large Ventricular Septal Defect

    Over the first 1-2 months of life, a baby with a large VSD may develop symptoms such as trouble feeding, excessive sleepiness, fast breathing and poor weight gain.[] In early infancy, your baby may require medications and supplemental feedings (high in calories) to help manage the symptoms of fast breathing and improve weight gain.[]

  • Ventricular Septal Defect

    Symptoms vary depending on the severity of VSD but may include: Poor weight gain or growth Rapid, heavy or congested breathing Fatigue Sweating Trouble feeding Fast heart[] A child born with a ventricular septal defect may have symptoms while still in infancy.[]

  • Respiration Disorder

    The hallmark symptoms of cystic fibrosis are salty tasting skin, poor growth, poor weight gain despite a normal food intake, accumulation of thick, sticky mucus, frequent[] Symptoms often appear in infancy and childhood, such as bowel obstruction due to meconium ileus in newborn babies.[]

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