Celiac & growth deficient
She has diagnosed as celiac at age of 2 years, since then she is on gluten free food. next one year she grown up positively but last 2.5 years her weight is almost stucked at 12 kg. and height has slight tendency to grow. from last 2 years she is on medicine of THYORIOD & from 3 month on medicine of Tuberculosis.
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Dr. Venkat Raghav
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello, normal weight of child at the age of 6 years should be around 20kilogram. Due to celiac disease she might not be growing as expected. TB is a bacterial infection and this could the cause for failure to thrive. Complete the course of antitubercular regimen ,give her egg daily , antibiotics will cause gastritis which in turn interfere with absorption of nutrients ,avoid spicy ,out side food item.
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