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Infant Weight Loss Evaluation

The evaluation of an infant who has a failure to thrive begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in infants with failure to thrive include:

  • Lower than normal weight
  • Lower than normal height

Tests are usually required in order to investigate causes for failure to thrive.

Tests that may be used to evaluate failure to thrive include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Infant Weight Loss References
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