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141 Possible Causes for Short Stature if Untreated

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Symptoms of CD include malabsorption and malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency anemia, failure to thrive, short stature, diarrhea, anorexia, constipation, vomiting[] Other complications associated with untreated CD include osteoporosis, obstetric complications, and neurologic disorders, as well as enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma[]

  • Growth Failure

    […] or peripheral resistance to thyroid hormones Untreated children develop cretinism (delayed skeletal age, short stature, intellectual disabilities) Pseudohypoparathyroidism[] Untreated these girls continue to be short and rarely achieve 150cm of adult height, barring few mosaics [4].[] If your child's growth disorder or short stature is caused by an underlying medical condition, treatment of that condition may improve growth: Anemia.[]

  • Diabetic Enteropathy

    In children, this can lead to delayed growth or short stature as well as delayed puberty.[] Long-term complications of untreated celiac disease include osteoporosis, fertility problems, and benign or malignant tumors of the small intestine.[]

  • Zinc Deficiency

    Complications can include motor delays, skeletal deformities, and chronic growth problems that can result in short stature, seizures, and dental defects.[] Transverse lines on fingernails Hang nails Implications of Zinc Deficiency Although rickets is easily treated once it is diagnosed, it can lead to severe complications if left untreated[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Evidence of growth suppression and short stature was also seen in the treated group, with mean height gain being three times as much in the untreated group at age 12 years[] Nineteen of the 37 participants in the treated group required bisphosphonates compared with none in the untreated group.[] Excess weight (BMI 85% percentile) was present in both groups; 13/21 (62%) of the treated group versus 6/11 (55%) of the untreated group.[]

  • Growth Hormone Deficiency

    Most morbidity in children with GH deficiency relates to short stature.[] Average adult height for untreated patients with severe isolated GH deficiency is 143 cm in men and 130 cm in women.[]

  • Central Precocious Puberty

    Determination of bone age can be used to predict adult height and to select patients with high risk for short stature if left untreated.[] Untreated precious puberty leads to rapid progression in bone age with premature closure of growth plates and adult short stature.[] If untreated, it may result in short stature and psychosocial maladjustment.[]

  • Gitelman Syndrome

    stature (if untreated) Hypercalciuria Hypomagnesemia (in approx 10-20%) May have developmental delay May have sensorineural hearing loss (linked to the mutations of the barttin[] […] mild hypotension Bartter syndrome Polyuria Polydipsia Fatigue Failure to thrive Salt cravings Muscle weakness Impaired urinary concentrating ability Growth retardation or short[]

  • Breast Hypertrophy

    Therefore, early intervention should be considered if there exists a family member(s) with short statures.[] Moreover, untreated hyperestrogenemia may facilitate gynecomastia progression into a more severe stage and may increase the risk of breast cancer.[]

  • Adrenogenital Syndrome

    Many men do not have any symptoms even if untreated. Some men and woman have short stature, severe acne, and decreased fertility.[]

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