Information about a child's injuries is carefully recorded. A detailed
account of the injuries goes into the child's permanent health record.
This record usually
includes photographs and drawings of the injuries.
Measurements such as weight,
height, and head circumference are also taken and recorded to help establish a
child's baseline growth pattern. Recording these measurements on growth charts
can help identify
failure to thrive that sometimes is related to
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 07, 2012
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