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Author information: (1)Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver. This article reviews our experience, as well as the medical literature, regarding the treatment of failure to thrive (FTT) on an outpatient basis. Nonorganic FTT can be accidental, neglectful, or deliberate. Accidental FTT occurs with errors in formula preparation, diet selection, or feeding by: A group of 39 mothers who had a physically abused child at an average of 6 years previously and a group of 14 mothers who had a child with non‐organic failure to thrive (NOFTT) 13 years ago were reviewed. Each child was compared with a child matched for age and sex and for ethnic group, residential area and social class of the by: 2. Key words: failure to thrive; child abuse. Abuse and neglect may have an adverse in fluence on children's physical growth. When the onset is during infancy the condition is known as failure to thrive, or non-organicfail ure to thrive, to distinguish it from situations where the impaired growth results from an organic disease or disorder. Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol. 3, pp. M/79/) $/0. C) Perpmon Press Ltd., Printed in Great Britain. TREATMENT OF INFANTS WITH NONORGANIC FAILURE TO THRIVE Catherine Ayoub, Donald Pfeifer, and Lawrence Leichtman Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma INTRODUCTION Appropriate rnsternal-infant attachments in the first year of .
Oates RK, Peacock A, Forrest D: Development in children following abuse and nonorganic failure to thrive. Am J Disease Child –, Google Scholar. Failure to thrive is a common problem in infancy and childhood. It is most often multifactorial in origin. Inadequate nutrition and disturbed social interactions contribute to poor weight gain, delayed development, and abnormal behavior. The syndrome develops in a significant number of children as a consequence of child neglect. This clinical report is intended to focus the pediatrician on the. Approximately two-thirds of all cases are caused by dysfunctional caregiver interaction, poverty, child abuse, and parental ignorance about appropriate child care. Failure to thrive in children less than 2 years old is defined as failure to gain adequate weight, failure of linear growth, and failure to achieve some or all developmental milestones. Failure to thrive (FTT) should be suspected in children with a significant drop in percentile rank on growth parameters or a consistently low rank (eg, below 3rd to 5th percentile). Organic FTT is due to a medical disorder (eg, malabsorption, inborn error of metabolism). Nonorganic FTT is due to psychosocial problems (eg, neglect, poverty).
Early postnatal non-organic failure to thrive is a risk factor for later serious parenting deficiencies, but previous research has overstated its importance. Within the community studied the nature of subsequent risk was (non-nutritional) neglect, rather than non-accidental injury. Child abuse and nonorganic failure to thrive (FTT) have been described as two pediatric social illnesses (Newberger, Reed, Daniel, Hyde, 8c Kotelchuck, ). The former is understood as an act of commission, the latter as the result of acts of omission. Failure to thrive (FTT) is an abnormal growth pattern determined by inadequate nutrition. It is a common problem in children, representing 5% to 10% of patients seen in an outpatient setting. Failure To Thrive. Failure to Thrive is a condition whereby children either do not receive or are unable to properly utilize adequate nutrition for sufficient growth. Organic Failure to Thrive is the type caused by medical conditions while non-organic Failure to Thrive is caused by either insufficient provision of food, or complex psychosocial factors that impair a child’s ability to accept food provided.