Failure to thrive ftt in early childhood is associated with subsequent developmental delay and is recognised to reflect relative undernutrition although the concept of ftt is widely used no consensus exists regarding a specific definition and it is unclear to what extent different . Dr kessler is coeditor of a recent book of significant value to pediatricians failure to thrive and pediatric undernutrition a transdisciplinary approach dr eustratia tia hubbard is a fellow in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the university of california san diego. Failure to thrive and pediatric undernutrition a transdiciplinary approach daniel b kessler peter dawson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers st josephs hospital and medical center phoenix az comprehensive text provides coverage of the numerous difficulties associated with inadequate nutrition in children younger that age three. Failure to thrive failure to thrive is defined as poor growth in children during the first three years of life a childs growth is evaluated by comparison with standard growth charts for normal children poor growth will sometimes be apparent because a child does not grow as fast as other children over time his or her position on the growth chart becomes lower. Failure to thrive ftt is a syndrome of growth failure due to undernutrition determining whether an infant has ftt is based on the use of an anthropometric indicator and a selected cutoff value
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