Failure to thrive
Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
Clinical assessment, including measurement of height and weight, assessment of growth over time.
Urine - microscopy and culture
Reduced nutrient availability
See under Diarrhoea.
Increased nutrient requirements
If not apparent, consider possibility of occult infection: FBC, differential WCC, blood film, ESR or CRP may be helpful.
See under Cough - chronic.
Inborn errors of metabolism
Rare causes, consider if above excluded; consult pathologist