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Failure to Thrive

  • Richard D. Stevenson

Abstract

Failure to thrive is a chronic, potentially lifethreatening syndrome commonly encountered by physicians who treat children. It has been reported to constitute as much as 1% of all pediatric hospitalizations, 3% to 5% of all infants under 1 year of age admitted to teaching hospitals, and 10% of children followed in rural outpatient clinics.1,2 Most pediatricians in practice report evaluating a child with failure to thrive once every 2 to 4 months.3

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Caloric Intake Medical Illness Growth Failure Child Protective Service 
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