Posts Tagged ‘failure to thrive

Failure to Thrive or Dietary (calorie) Deficit

Posted by: admin on: December 28, 2011

We don’t see as much Failure to Thrive nowadays as a decade earlier. The ones that present as underweight are put through a battery of tests before labeling them as ?calorie deficit. Not many of us take detailed dietary history to adjudge caloric intake. We should think simple things first before subjecting patients to battery […]

Failure to thrive – initial management

Posted by: admin on: July 5, 2011

Introduction Failure to thrive is a descriptive term for those children less than 5 years of age who have poor weight gain. Classically failure to thrive has been described as weight less than the 3rd centile on two or more separate occasions, or weight which crosses two centile lines over time. While such findings should […]

Failure to thrive – initial management

Posted by: admin on: April 25, 2011

Introduction Failure to thrive is a descriptive term for those children less than 5 years of age who have poor weight gain. Classically failure to thrive has been described as weight less than the 3rd centile on two or more separate occasions, or weight which crosses two centile lines over time.While such findings should alert […]


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