Symptom: Poor growth


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Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
Introduction: Normal growth is important for infants, children and adolescents. A slowing of growth rates can indicate various medical problems, even if it does not lead to weight loss. In other words, it is not enough to have some growth, but the growth rate must be enough for the normal rate. Growth rates and metrics such as weight, height, and head circumference should be evaluated against average ranges, and any change in the percentile ranking assessed carefully. Any growth abnormality needs early professional medical diagnosis, especially for infants and children.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Poor growth:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Poor growth (51 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Poor growth (14 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Poor growth: short stature (13)
    Symptoms related to Poor growth: weight loss (120), weight gain (29), short stature (13), poor healing (0)
    Poor growth type of: Growth symptoms (57), Developmental problems (80)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Poor growth: The following list of conditions have 'Poor growth' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Achondroplasia ... short legs, short arms, small body size
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia ... slowed growth
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease ... small stature

    C

  • Celiac Disease ... delayed growth
  • Classic galactosemia ... failure to thrive
  • Coffin-Lowry syndrome ... short stature
  • Congenital heart defects ... poor growth
  • Congenital hypothyroidism ... poor growth
  • Connective tissue disorders ... shortness
  • Cushing's syndrome ... growth retardation
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... delayed growth, poor growth, poor growth, failure to thrive

    D

  • Dwarfism ... short legs, short bones, short stature, short arms, poor growth, failure to thrive

    E

  • Empty Sella Syndrome ... short stature
  • Encephaloceles ... growth retardation

    F

  • Failure To Thrive ... slow weight gain, slow height gain
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome ... delayed growth
  • Food allergies ... poor growth

    H

  • Hirschsprung's disease ... delayed growth, failure to thrive
  • HIV/AIDS ... slow weight gain, failure to thrive
  • Hydranencephaly ... lack of growth
  • Hyper-IgE Syndrome ... slow growth rate

    I

  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... short stature, dwarfism, incomplete development of one side of the spinal bones
  • Infantile Refsum Disease ... failure to thrive

    K

  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome ... short stature

    L

  • Lead poisoning ... Slowed growth

    M

  • Malabsorption ... failure to thrive
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... delayed growth
  • Menkes Disease ... failure to thrive
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis II ... short stature, dwarfing
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis IV ... severe dwarfing

    N

  • Neuronal Migration Disorders ... growth failure

    O

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta ... growth deficiencies
  • Osteoporosis ... loss of height

    P

  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease ... slow growth
  • Phenylketonuria ... growth retardation
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 1 ... slow sexual development
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2 ... slow sexual development
  • Porencephaly ... delayed growth
  • Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis ... loss of height
  • Pyridoxine deficiency ... growth retardation in children

    R

  • Renal osteodystrophy ... delayed growth
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis ... small stature, growth retardation
  • Riboflavin deficiency ... growth retardation in children

    S

  • SCID ... failure to thrive
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... delayed growth, small stature, failure to thrive

    T

  • Turner Syndrome ... short stature, growth retardation

    U

  • Urinary tract infections ... slow weight gain, failure to thrive
  • Urinary tract infections (child) ... slow weight gain, failure to thrive

    V

  • Vitamin A deficiency ... growth retardation in children

    W

  • Williams Syndrome ... slow weight gain

    X

  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia ... delayed growth, slow weight gain, slow height gain
    Conditions listing complications: Poor growth: The following list of conditions have 'Poor growth' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia ... slowed growth

    B

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... delayed growth

    C

  • Celiac Disease ... Short stature
  • Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis ... growth retardation

    F

  • Failure To Thrive ... Short stature

    L

  • Lead poisoning ... Slowed growth

    M

  • Malabsorption ... failure to thrive

    O

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta ... dwarfism

    P

  • Pituitary Cancer ... dwarfism
  • Proximal Renal Tubular Acidosis ... growth failure

    R

  • Reflux ... failure to thrive
  • Renal osteodystrophy ... short stature
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis ... small stature, growth retardation

    S

  • Spinal fracture ... Loss of height


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