Infant growth failure
Other Names: Nonorganic failure to thrive
Nature: Child's social, emotional, or nutritional environment is disturbed to the point where it interferes with normal growth and development. Some children with emotional deprivation and growth retardation may be secreting abnormally low amounts of pituitary growth hormone causing deprivation dwarfism. When these children are removed from their emotionally disturbing environments, they grow rapidly and release of growth hormone returns to normal.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET