So-called anorexia must first rule out pediatric influenza or medical chronic diseases, gastrointestinal diseases such as peptic ulcer, acute and chronic hepatitis, chronic enteritis disease will cause infantile anorexia, wait until the disease is cured, anorexia will follow to improve, so must of the above-mentioned diseases. A real sense of anorexia is a long time, loss of appetite, to see food not want to eat, and even refused to eat, and this situation is generally more than two consecutive months, so only in line with the so-called “anorexia”. 3 from the history, physical examination, and laboratory tests necessary understanding of, except for the digestive system diseases and systemic diseases of the digestive tract. The detailed consultation children home and school environment, whether the impact of the eating habits of the factors. 4 through the following steps to determine.
Look at age 1-year-old baby, especially newborns obviously poor appetite, and more due to the disease should pay attention to, sepsis, tuberculosis, rickets and a variety of nutritional deficiency. Older pediatric should pay special attention to their eating habits and normal living conditions of the family environment and so on; better family because of the family environment, children easily develop bad eating habits, like snacking, are likely to cause anorexia;
The extent of loss of appetite, mild loss of appetite maybe because of too many snacks or weather, a bad mood, and other reasons caused; if the situation is more serious, and maybe anorexia or another underlying disease;
There are no symptoms if children with a mild loss of appetite, but still lively, happy, mostly normal. If accompanied by fatigue, listlessness, mild fever, multi-system tuberculosis, or other infections. Accompanied by abdominal pain and blood in the stool should pay attention to the stomach and duodenal ulcers, parasites. With unresponsive, rough skin, sweat less, and dysplasia, hypothyroidism should be noted. With sweating, ribs, beads, party amount, softening of the skull bones to change the system rickets.
The examination of trace elements through the examination of trace elements can help find because also help determine what kind of micronutrient deficiencies caused by anorexia.