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53 Possible Causes for Short Stature (20% of Adults

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  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome

    Velocardiofacial syndrome is classically characterized by clefting of the secondary palate, cardiac defects, learning disabilities, and facial dysmorphism. Knowledge of this syndrome is of significant importance to otolaryngologists because a failure to recognize it prior to head and neck surgery can result in serious[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Growth Hormone Deficiency

    It has only been in the past 20 years that compelling evidence for a clinical syndrome in adults with GHD has been published and widely accepted.[frontiersin.org] stature, such as Turner syndrome, was approved subsequently.[frontiersin.org] Prior to 1996 the use of GH in the US was limited to promoting statural growth in children with confirmed GHD; its use to promote growth in other conditions associated with short[frontiersin.org]

  • Legius Syndrome

    Yes No Broad nasal bridge Promin. nose root Hypertelorism Widow's peak 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 16 17 In some patients short stature accentuates with age[healthdocbox.com] (further endocrinologic investigations should be performed to clarify this aspect); In the adult (male) the dysproportionate aspect (long trunk, short limbs) is more prominent[healthdocbox.com]

  • Familial Short Stature

    stature [ 20 – 22 ].[ijpeonline.biomedcentral.com] Table 1 Short stature does not impede achievement.[ijpeonline.biomedcentral.com] Even among GHD patients, quality of life was unrelated to adult height and no different than same-sex unaffected siblings [ 23 ].[ijpeonline.biomedcentral.com]

  • Craniopharyngioma

    .  headaches and raised ICP  visual symptoms  20% of children  80% adults  hormonal imbalances  short stature and delayed puberty in children  decreased libido  amenorrhoea[slideshare.net] Presenting complaints include: headaches and raised intracranial pressure visual symptoms 20% of children 3 80% of adults hormonal imbalances short stature and delayed puberty[radiopaedia.org]

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    Approximately 20 percent of adults with OI type I develop abnormal sideways or front-to-back curvature of the spine (scoliosis or kyphosis).[rarediseases.org] In approximately 50 percent of cases, individuals with OI type I will experience growth deficiencies after birth (postnatal), resulting in mild short stature (e.g., affected[rarediseases.org]

  • Female Infertility due to Gonadal Dysgenesis

    Short stature: An adult female may be about 8 inches, or 20 centimeters, shorter than expected for an adult female member of that family, unless they have treatment.[medicalnewstoday.com] stature will be noticeable.[medicalnewstoday.com] During the first 3 years of life, the infant may have normal height, but by the age of 3 years, their growth rate will be lower than average, and by the age of 5 years, short[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Down Syndrome

    This is in contrast to previous observations among both children and adults with hypothyroidism, in whom a female preponderance was found. 20 A short stature is one of the[dx.doi.org]

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type 2

    Approximately 20 percent of adults with OI type I develop abnormal sideways or front-to-back curvature of the spine (scoliosis or kyphosis).[rarediseases.org] In approximately 50 percent of cases, individuals with OI type I will experience growth deficiencies after birth (postnatal), resulting in mild short stature (e.g., affected[rarediseases.org]

  • Coffin-Lowry Syndrome

    ACMG practice guideline: genetic evaluation of short stature.[evidence.nhs.uk] Read Summary - More: Guidance Irritable bowel syndrome in adults [PDF] Source: Royal College of Nursing - RCN - 20 November 2008 Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis[evidence.nhs.uk]

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