Nutritional Considerations in Failure to Thrive Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 02, 2016
  • Author: Simon S Rabinowitz, MD, PhD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Failure to thrive (FTT) is a description of a child's anthropometric measurements. Few circumstances can cause a false-positive measurement (eg, error in measurement, an acute illness with weight loss, constitutional delay, short stature). However, determining the primary cause and the significant contributing disease causing the failure to thrive is more important for the patient and for the caregiver.

Differential Diagnoses