Auxological evaluation and determinants of growth failure at the time of adoption in Eastern European adoptees.

AIM To identify factors contributing to growth failure in international adoptees (IAs) from Eastern Europe. STUDY DESIGN 138 IAs from Eastern Europe, 6-59 months old, were evaluated within 3 weeks of US arrival. Complete history, anthropometry, and serum for growth factors were obtained. Facial features were examined for risk of prenatal alcohol exposure… CONTINUE READING