Revista chilena de nutrición
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7518
MUZZO B, Santiago. NORMAL AND ABNORMAL GROWTH OF THE CHILD AND THE ADOLESCENT. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2003, vol.30, n.2, pp. 92-100. ISSN 0717-7518. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75182003000200003.
Characteristics of growth in children and adolescents are described. Factors that influence growth, characteristics of catch up growth fenomena, specially the one produced after a noxa that decrease growth velocity, and secular trend of growth in Chile and other countries are presented. The importance of anthropometric measurements for the evaluation of growth and development is described, as well as the definition of growth failure, the tools for their diagnosis and the multiple etiologies of it, are described
Palabras clave : growth; growth failure; etiologies.