What causes elevated platelet count in an infant?
What was her birthweight? Do you have her growth chart?
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about this this difficulty that your daughter has putting on weight. Some children are born small and may remain small which does not necessarily means they have failed to thrive. I will like to know what her birthweight was and also take a look at her growth curve if you can provide these. for instance, a child who was born in the lower 5th percentile can stay in the lower 5th percentile for all age groups and would not be labelled as failure to thrive. However, if you were in the 10th percentile and fall to the 5th percentile, you can be labelled as failure to thrive. What really clinches the diagnosis here is whether the child has fallen downward from her expected growth chart.
The platelets count are normal and need no further explorations in this regard. I agree with her pediatrician.
In all, I will like to know her birth weight and get a trace of her growth curve to tell whether she has failed to thrive or not. The platelets are normal and you shouldn’t be any concerned about it.
I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
height weight head
Birth 19.75 5.2 12.75
4 weeks 6.75
2 months 20.75 7.5 14
4 months 23.5 10 14
5 months 24 11.5 15.75
6 months 24.5 11.75 16
8 months 24 12 16
10 months 25 12.75 16
11 months 25.5 14.2 16.5
12 months 26 13.75 17
Your child was born small!
Thanks for this detailed information. I have revised it fully. This child was born with a small weight below that of the general population and it would not be too surprising if she is not up to what the general population is by one year. She doubled her weight by the 6th month and this very much in line with the textbook expectations. However, her reduced and constant weight of 13.75lbs at 1year seems smaller. If she has any discernible symptoms of concern, I will recommend further investigations. If there are none I will recommend nutritional counseling and monitoring at this time.
I hope this guides enough. Let me know what your take is on this.
Am in support of that!
Hi and thanks for this follow up information.
I am onboard with you. Continue and monitor. unless something clearly abnormal pops up, feeding the child rigth is all I would recommend at this time. Keep m update with her progress and feel free to ask for any more clarifications if need be.
I wish you and your daughter well.
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