What is the presentation of failure to thrive and malnutrition in children with diarrhea?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Failure to thrive and malnutrition

    • Reduced muscle and fat mass or peripheral edema may be clues to the presence of carbohydrate, fat, and/or protein malabsorption.

    • Giardia organisms can cause intermittent diarrhea and fat malabsorption.


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