Failure to thrive (FTT), more recently known as faltering weight or weight faltering,
is a term used in pediatric and adult medicine, as well as veterinary medicine ...
Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive”
– they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.
Jul 10, 2015 ... Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Failure to thrive.
Dec 3, 2015 ... Failure to thrive in elderly persons is defined by The Institute of Medicine as
weight loss of more than 5%, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, ...
Aug 22, 2013 ... Failure to thrive refers to children whose current weight or rate of weight gain is
much lower than that of other children of similar age and gender ...
Failure to thrive is weight consistently below the 3rd to 5th percentile for age and
sex, progressive decrease in weight to below the 3rd to 5th percentile, or a ...
Apr 1, 2011 ... Failure to thrive in childhood is a state of undernutrition due to inadequate caloric
intake, inadequate caloric absorption, or excessive caloric ...
Synonym: failure to thrive. Faltering growth is a significant interruption in the
expected rate of growth compared with other children of similar age and sex
Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and
weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward change in ...
Failure to thrive is a common problem in infancy and childhood. It is most often
multifactorial in origin. Inadequate nutrition and disturbed social interactions ...