failure to thrive


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failure to thrive

n.
A significant delay in the physical growth of an infant or young child, caused by an organic, psychological, or environmental disturbance.
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As many as 10% of children seen in primary care show signs of failure to thrive
Failure to thrive. Despite nutritional counseling and reported efforts by the family, Peter is growing at a very slow rate and is consistently at or below the 5th percentile.
(4) cases presented with severe urinary complications like urosepsis, oliguria, hematuria and failure to thrive. (Table 2)
He was the fourth child of first-cousin parents, who noted him to have failure to thrive and progressive abdominal distension over one month duration.
Failure to thrive was diagnosed but an MRI scan, which revealed a brain tumour, was not carried out until June 24.
A diagnosis of down syndrome, large VSD, failure to thrive and severe pneumonia in heart failure was made at the initial presentation.
Indications for surgery in NI children with objectively proven GERD and adequate anti-reflux therapy included repeated pediatric intensive care unit and ward admissions from recurrent pulmonary aspirations, cases of pneumonia, or life-threatening events, failure to thrive and recurrent vomiting.
Failure to thrive is common in childhood as a result of chronic erythroderma, persistent cutaneous infection, malnutrition and metabolic disorders.
Failure to thrive is common in neonates and occurs most often due to inadequate caloric intake; however, it also can be caused by systemic disease associated with inadequate gastrointestinal absorption or increased caloric expenditure, such as congenital heart disease, renal disease (eg, renal tubular acidosis), chronic pulmonary disease (eg, cystic fibrosis), laryngomalacia, malignancy, immunodeficiency, or thyroid disease.
We report a case of 2.5-month-old male infant presented recurrent infection, failure to thrive, and nutritional deficiency dermatitis initially.
Ceftrixone, Grasil, Provas, Solocartif, I/V Fluid and F-75 feeding were given by Doctors and all hectic efforts were made, but the child could not survive and expired on 20-02-2019 at 11:15 pm due to Septicemia, FFT ( Failure to Thrive).
Failure to thrive was defined as a Z-score of less than -2 for weight and height-for-age using the World Health Organization's (WHO) growth charts.
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