Insufficient weight gain

Failure to thrive is a term used when the child is not gaining weight according to its food intake and can be a feature of

  • metabolic disorders
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal system such as exocrine pancreas insufficiency which may be part of
  • Shwachman Diamond Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
Last modified
30 May 2019
Failure to thrive may indicate exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), a condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to provide the necessary amount of digestive enzymes...
Rare Condition

Shwachman Diamond Syndrome

Shwachman-Diamond syndrome is complex condition which affects different body functions.

The pancreas  produces less enzymes for the uptake of food. 

The bone marrow malfunctions and...

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