Little Ones: Identify and Manage Malnutrition in Pediatric Primary Care

Pediatricians often see the condition of poor growth due to inadequate nutrition – long called failure to thrive but poorly defined. This presentation from pediatric gastroenterologist Arathi Lakhole, MD, MPH, delivers a clearer understanding of this wide-ranging disorder and its many causes, enabling care providers to make more valuable evaluations that lead to better outcomes. Lakhole discusses useful terms and assessment tools, and clarifies categories of undernourishment, questions to ask parents, physical exam features, and appropriate interventions.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Arathi Lakhole, MD

Arathi Lakhole, MD

Pediatric gastroenterologist

Dr. Arathi Lakhole is a pediatric gastroenterologist practicing at at UCSF Health.

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