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1,087 Possible Causes for Short Stature in Childhood

  • Malnutrition

    […] for their age during childhood and of short stature as an adult).[myvmc.com] Stunted growth: Malnutrition also affects a child’s physical growth, and a child who is malnourished for a significant time at any point, is likely to become stunted (short[myvmc.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Cardiac/skeletal myopathy in type IIIa (80% of cases) can start in childhood or much later than liver involvement. Short stature.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]

  • Hypogonadism

    Typically, stature is usually short during childhood, adolescence, or both but ultimately reaches the normal range.[msdmanuals.com] By definition, children with constitutional delay show evidence of sexual maturation by age 18 yr, but pubertal delay and short stature may generate anxiety in adolescents[msdmanuals.com]

  • Saldino-Noonan Syndrome

    Short stature with variable shortening of the limbs and some bowing was often found in early childhood, but most patients reached normal height by adolescence or adulthood[omim.org]

  • Obesity

    Abstract Stunting or short stature in children is a significant nutritional problem in developing and underdeveloped countries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In the one previously reported leptin receptor-deficient family, short stature and abnormal serum levels of GH and IGF binding protein 3 were noted in childhood ( 14 ).[doi.org] Stunting during childhood might affect brain development and impair development cognitive function.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Growth Failure

    ACMG practice guideline: Genetic evaluation of short stature. Genet Med 2009;11(6):465–70. Allen DB, Cuttler L. Short stature in childhood – Challenges and choices.[racgp.org.au] All girls had normal response to growth hormone and gonadotropin stimulation tests, which confirmed that short stature was entirely secondary to severe hypothyroidism.[adc.bmj.com] Throughout his childhood, he presented short stature, referring to always being the shortest in his classroom, with growth curves uniformly below the third percentile ( Fig[edm.bioscientifica.com]

  • Endocrine Dysfunction

    Final short stature, found in five of the 35 patients who attained final height, was associated with the underlying disease (specifically, Fanconi anemia) (P 0.0013), previous[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Endocrine dysfunction and parameters of metabolic syndrome were assessed in 91 patients aged 4.3-32.5 years who underwent allogeneic or autologous BMT in childhood[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congenital Scoliosis due to Bony Malformation

    There are four main types: The Hobaek type: short stature commencing in late childhood or early teens. The shortness is mainly limited to the trunk.[answers.com] short trunk-short stature and generalized platyspondyly without significant epiphyseal or metaphyseal changes in the long bones.[answers.com] Brachyolmia Brachyolmia, Hobaek type Brachyolmia, Maroteaux type Brachyolmia, Toledo type Brachyolmia, autosomal dominant type Brachyolmia is characterized by childhood onset[answers.com]

  • Osteoporosis

    (juvenile) AR or AD Short stature, skeletal deformity, bone pain/fractures Premature loss, deciduous teeth (incisors) Clinical course, radiographs, laboratory findings Adult[web.archive.org] Infantile 2 Mostly AR Craniosynostosis, Hypomineralization, rachitic ribs, hypercalciuria Premature loss, deciduous teeth Clinical course, radiographs, laboratory findings Childhood[web.archive.org]

  • Stickler Syndrome Type 5

    New chapters, new editors and contributors make Taylor and Hoyt's Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 5th Edition, the most current and complete reference available in this evolving field. Editors Scott R. Lambert and Christopher J. Lyons, both globally recognized leaders, provide authoritative coverage of all[…][books.google.com]

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