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Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.

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  1. Growth Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... because their parents are. But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal ...
  2. Failure to Thrive (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... child back into a healthy growth pattern. About Failure to Thrive Although it's been recognized for more than a ... a lifetime. Back Continue Does My Child Have Failure to Thrive? If you're worried that your child is ...
  3. Failure to thrive refers to children whose current weight or rate of weight gain is much lower than that ... Failure to thrive may be caused by medical problems or factors in the child’s environment, such as abuse or ...
  4. ClinicalTrials.gov: Failure to Thrive From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  5. ... entering puberty, hormone treatment may be helpful. Continue Growth Disorders Diseases of the kidneys, heart, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, ... of a problem in some. Growth disorders include: Failure to thrive , which isn't a specific growth disorder itself, ...
  6. Growth Disorders (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... today's doctors have learned about growth. What's a Growth Disorder? Everyone grows and matures differently. You may be ... taller than their friends! Back Continue Hormones and Growth Disorders One of the glands in your body is ...
  7. ... Undernutrition is sometimes called a growth deficit or failure to thrive. It is important to recognize and treat children ... read the same materials their doctors are reading. Failure to thrive (undernutrition) in children younger than two years: Etiology ...
  8. Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect (Children's Bureau) - PDF  
    ... omission that can include: • Serious bruising, bleeding, malnutrition, failure to thrive, burns, fracture of a bone, subdural hematoma, soft ... of the following categories: • Skin bruising, bleeding, malnutrition, failure to thrive, burns, fracture of any bone, subdural hematoma, soft ...
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Growth Disorders From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  10. Genetics Home Reference: Cockayne syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gain weight and grow at the expected rate (failure to thrive), abnormally small head size (microcephaly), and impaired development ... Testing Registry: Cockayne syndrome type C MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Failure to Thrive You might also find information on the diagnosis ...
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