Also known as Failure to thrive, Growth immaturity, Poor weight gain, Slow movement, and Too short
Failure to thrive (FTT) or weight faltering used in both pediatric and adult medicine, as well as veterinary medicine (where it is also referred to as ill thrift) indicates insufficient weight gain or inappropriate weight loss.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of lack of growth are developmental disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), and autism. Other possible causes, such as epilepsy, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with lack of growth, 27% report having seizures, 19% report having decreased appetite, and 9% report having difficulty eating.
Patients with lack of growth often receive occupational therapy assessment, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, mental health counseling, rectal examination and electroencephalogram (eeg) .
|Occupational therapy assessment (Speech therapy)|
|Complete physical skin exam performed (ML)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Physical therapy exercises (Exercises)|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|Mental health counseling|
|Electroencephalogram (EEG) (Eeg)||$117|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lack of growth include somatropin, cyproheptadine, guanfacine (intuniv), melatonin, dexmethylphenidate (focalin), chlorothiazide, nizatidine (axid), multivitamin with minerals, decitabine, nitroprusside, mexiletine, riboflavin and rubella virus vaccine .
|Multivitamin With Minerals|
|Rubella Virus Vaccine|
Groups of people at highest risk for lack of growth include race/ethnicity = other, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years. On the other hand, age 30-44 years and age 45-59 years almost never get lack of growth.