Failure to thrive is a clinical diagnosis which is often an indicator of difficulty with feeding but may also be sign of another underlying pathologic issue. It is characterized by inadequate weight gain when correcting for the child's gestational age, gender, and any relevant medical condition. ... Differential Diagnosis by Associated History: ...What is the clinical workup for failure to thrive?
The workup for failure to thrive should begin with a detailed history and physical examination. No specific routine labs or imaging studies are recommended; any additional workup should be guided by information gleaned from the history and physical (SOR: C , expert opinion).