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Posted On : 04 Apr 2017
2 months old child having weight 2.5 kg due to faulty feeding habbit.can we use pem for these pt or FTT IS THE CORRECT TERM.MY SECOND QUERY IS IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT FOR USING TERM PEM AND FTT
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Expert Answer :
PEM is usually used for children less than 5 years of age. A PEM child may still be growing. A failure to thrive child is one who is falling at least 2 SD on the percentiles.
Answer Discussion :
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mohan raj
one year
2 years ago
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Nadhun Perera
FTT is the term
2 years ago
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drahmed fawzy
FTT IS preferred at this age
2 years ago
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Parth Shah
we can`t use PEM term for this child
Age limit for PEM is 6 months - 5 years.

2 years ago
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saravanan pal
FTT IS USED TO DENOTE CHILDREN UP TO 3 TO 5Y OF AGE WHO ARE WASTED.MAY BE ORGANIC OR PSYCHOSOCIAL.
PEM IS generaly SECONDARY TO primary deficit in CALORIE AND PROTEIN intake due to multiple reasons.
Beyond 5y one uses the bmi charts

2 years ago
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