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Growth Failure in Children (cont.)

Symptoms of Growth Failure in Children

Symptoms of growth failure may include the following:

  • The child's height, weight, and head circumference do not progress normally according to standard growth charts.


  • Physical skills, such as rolling over, sitting up, standing, or walking, are slow to develop.


  • Social and mental skills are delayed.


  • The development of secondary sexual characteristics (for example, men's facial hair, women's breasts) is delayed in adolescents.
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