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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive

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(p.153) 20 Failure to Thrive
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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders
Author(s):

Salisa Lewis

Barbara Niedbala

Diane Spear

Shirley W. Ekvall

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0020

This chapter discusses failure to thrive , including causes, (e.g., premature birth, undernutrition, biochemical abnormalities), factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation (e.g., medical history, diet history, feeding assessment, growth assessment); biochemical and clinical assessment, dietary management, prognosis, and follow-up care. Adult failure to thrive is also discussed.

Keywords:   failure to thrive, premature birth, undernutrition, dietary management, nutritional assessment

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