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Unexplained Weight Loss in Children

Problems with the immune system can lead to weight loss, but it doesn't appear that your child has that kind of problem.

Are any of the following true of your child?

- He or she wants to be thinner

- He or she seems to have a distorted body image

- He or she seems to be dieting all the time

- He or she is exercising excessively

Yes, one or more of these is true.

No, none of these are true.

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