Organic Concomitants of Nonorganic Failure to Thrive: Implications for Research

  • William G. Bithoney
  • Howard Dubowitz


The title of this chapter contains an apparent contradiction. If nonorganic failure to thrive (NOFT) has organic factors contributing to its etiology, then must “nonorganic” be a misnomer? This chapter will focus on these organic concomitants of NOFT. Before embarking on this description, examination of the traditional taxonomy of failure to thrive (FTT) is warranted.


Iron Deficiency Iron Deficiency Anemia Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Attention Deficit Disorder Malnourished Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Bithoney
    • 1
    • 2
  • Howard Dubowitz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Comprehensive Child Health ProgramThe Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsHarvard Medical SchoolUSA

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