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Successful obesity management in a 115 kg 14-year-old child: a case report

  • Arief Budiarto ,
  • Nur Aisiyah Widjaja ,
  • Roedi Irawan ,


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: Obesity is defined as being 20% ​​or more above ideal body weight (IBW). Obesity is a major problem in children and adolescents, affecting 30% or more. It led to many changes and limited their ability to be physically active. Obese children often suffer from musculoskeletal pain, decreased physical function, and a sense of well-being. This might cause poor motor competency and also developmental alteration.

Case Presentation: A 14-year-old boy was referred to the Pediatric Department following complaints of excruciating pain in his lower leg. Under anthropometry examination, the patient was diagnosed with obesity with 115 kg at presentation. The patient was then treated and managed by changing their inactive lifestyle and increasing daily activities; also referred to a psychologist to help with psychological well-being and behavior change. Family and friends are involved during treatment. After four months of treatment, his body weight dropped from 115 kg to 98 kg to 73 kg in the next 2 years.

Conclusion: Success obesity management needs multidisciplinary involvement, which includes a pediatrician, nutritionist, psychologist, and also the patient's family


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Budiarto, A., Widjaja, N. A., & Irawan, R. (2023). Successful obesity management in a 115 kg 14-year-old child: a case report. Bali Medical Journal, 12(3), 2351–2358.




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