failure to thrive

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The condition of infants and small children who do not achieve developmental milestones within the range expected for their age. It can be an indicator of nutritional deficit, or of developmental abnormalities, some of which are difficult to detect or identify in infancy, and/or of chronic diseases of infancy and childhood, such as cardiorespiratory or gastrointestinal disorders.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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