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J Pediatr. 2002 Jul;141(1):121-4.

Disease severity at time of referral for pediatric failure to thrive and obesity: time for a paradigm shift?

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Section of Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver 80262, USA.

Abstract

The percent of ideal body weight at first visit to pediatric referral clinics was compared by chart review between patients with failure to thrive and obese patients. Results indicated that underweight children were mildly underweight, whereas the overweight children were severely so. In primary care settings, underweight children may be referred more aggressively than overweight children.

PMID:
12091862
DOI:
10.1067/mpd.2002.124382
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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