Failure to thrive: diagnostic yield of hospitalisation.

  title={Failure to thrive: diagnostic yield of hospitalisation.},
  author={Dr Marianne Berwick and Julio Levy and Ruth A. Kleinerman},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={57 5},
Review of hospital records of 122 infants, aged between 1 and 25 months, admitted to a teaching hospital with the diagnosis of failure to thrive but without an underlying disease apparent at admission, showed that about one-third of them had no diagnosis after evaluation. Thirty-two per cent were thought to have a social or environmental explantation for poor growth, and 31% were given a specific organic or physiological diagnosis. Of the last group, 2 out 3 were diagnosed as having either… CONTINUE READING