What is the focus of neonatal medical history in the evaluation of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Andrew P Sirotnak, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Neonatal medical history should include the following:

  • Gestational age determined at birth

  • Intrauterine growth rate (IUGR)

  • Apgar scores

  • Birth weight, length, and head circumference with percentiles

  • Neonatal course and complications, including sepsis, jaundice, feeding intolerance, or feeding difficulties

  • Detailed medical history of newborn period

  • Completed review of newborn screens (eg, phenylketonuria [PKU], other inborn errors of metabolism)


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