Failure to Thrive
- Not a single disease, but a description of a group of signs and symptoms
- Inadequate physical growth:
- Usually diagnosed earlier than age 2 yr
- Broadly divided into:
- Organic (underlying medical condition)
- Nonorganic (no underlying medical condition)
- Found in all socioeconomic groups
- Poverty increases risk of failure to thrive (FTT)
- May result in long-term growth, behavioral, and developmental difficulties, particularly in children who fail to thrive in the first few months of life
EtiologyMany diseases with unique causes resulting in 1 or more of:
- Inadequate caloric intake
- Inadequate caloric absorption, malabsorption
- Excessive caloric expenditure
- These may be secondary to underlying chronic disease
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Failure to Thrive. In: Schaider JJJ, Barkin RMR, Hayden SRS, et al, eds. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307357/all/Failure_to_Thrive. Accessed June 9, 2023.
Failure to Thrive. (2016). In Schaider, J. J., Barkin, R. M., Hayden, S. R., Wolfe, R. E., Barkin, A. Z., Shayne, P., & Rosen, P. (Eds.), 5-Minute Emergency Consult (5th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307357/all/Failure_to_Thrive
Failure to Thrive [Internet]. In: Schaider JJJ, Barkin RMR, Hayden SRS, Wolfe RER, Barkin AZA, Shayne PP, Rosen PP, editors. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. [cited 2023 June 09]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307357/all/Failure_to_Thrive.
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