Confusing terminology attempts to define the undefinable

Hughes, I.
February 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2007, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p97
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the problems with the concept of the medical term "failure to thrive" (FTT). He asserts that there are two major problems in the concept of FTT. They include the absence of clear diagnosis because it is too ill-defined and the profound blurring of the margins between a perceived abnormality and a definite clinical problem.


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