Failure to thrive syndrome in Adult
Elderly and infirm adults may face malnutrition, severe dehydration, and organ damage.
If untreated, prognosis may be poor. Management involves identifying and treating the underlying causes, and symptomatic interventions. For the elderly, discussion with patient and family about normal aging and approaching natural death will inform treatment decisions.
R62.51 – Failure to thrive (child)
54840006 – Failure to thrive