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In Reply.—Measurement of the degree of malnutrition of patients with FTT would be useful in determining weight recovery patterns. In retrospective studies, such as ours, investigators are limited by the data that are already collected on the patients. Unfortunately, very few of the subjects had direct measurement of the degree of malnutrition. Therefore, we could not study this variable.
ELLERSTEIN NS, OSTROV BE. Infants With Caloric-Deprivation Failure to Thrive-Reply. Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(11):1076. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140130013016