Korean J Fam Med.  2021 Sep;42(5):403-406. 10.4082/kjfm.20.0063.

A Case Report of Failure to Thrive Caused by Parental Intellectual Disability: The Invisible Population

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Malaysia

Abstract

This case illustrates the medical complication of a child that arose as a consequence of parents with intellectual disabilities in a primary care setting. A 9-month-old girl presented with multiple admissions because of recurrent pneumonia and was later diagnosed with failure to thrive based on child neglect resulting from the parents’ disabilities. This exemplifies a failure to thrive case with a complex and undiagnosed psychosocial background that required interdepartmental involvement to mitigate the health problem.

Keyword

Failure to Thrive; Parental Intellectual Disability; Child Abuse; Child Custody
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