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1,225 Possible Causes for Short Stature in Children

  • Growth Failure

    […] lead to short stature.[] Children with short stature in whom no specific cause is identified may be diagnosed with idiopathic short stature.[] When examined further, causes for short stature within this group of children included familial short stature (37%), constitutional delay (27%), a combination of familial[]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    We report a rare case of a 27-year-old Asian female presenting with simultaneous brown tumours in the maxilla and mandible secondary to vitamin D deficiency which was a result of dietary deficiency and lack of exposure to sunlight.[]

  • Growth Hormone Deficiency

    Short stature is one of the clinical manifestations in these children.[] This can result in noticeably short stature in children.[] Growth hormone deficiency is one of the common causes of short stature in children. Incidence of this condition is between 1in 3000-4000 live births.[]

  • Familial Short Stature

    Short Stature in Children Symptoms Short parents tend to have short children.[] Holmes CS, Karlsson JA, Thompson RG (1985) Social and school competencies in children with short stature: longitudinal patterns.[] […] the normal growth chart Children with familial short stature have their bone age lower than their chronological age Children with familial short stature go through normal[]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    Therefore, children with CKD are at risk for short stature, bone curvature, and poor mineralization (“renal rickets” is the equivalent term for adult osteomalacia).[] […] levels Low-turnover bone disease (adynamic bone disease) Defective mineralization (osteomalacia) Mixed disease Beta-2-microglobulin–associated bone disease Bone disease in children[]

  • SHOX-Related Short Stature

    Short Stature in Children Symptoms Short parents tend to have short children.[] Bone age is usually normal for age in children with familial short stature.[] Screening of SHOX gene sequence variants in Saudi Arabian children with idiopathic short stature Abdulla A. Alharthi 1,2,3 , Ehab I. El-Hallous 1,4 , Iman M.[]

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Short stature in children with coeliac disease. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Rev. 6, 457–463 (2009). 104. Bona, G., Marinello, D. & Oderda, G.[] Prevalence of celiac disease in Brazilian children of short stature. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res. 37, 55–60 (2004). 100. Hyer, W., Cotterill, A. M. & Savage, M. O.[] Common causes of short stature detectable by a height surveillance programme. J. Med. Screen. 2, 150–153 (1995). 101. Locuratolo, N. et al.[]

  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

    Progressive signs of ataxia in a eight year old girl with hypo-active knee and ankle jerks, prompted the analysis of the frataxin gene (FXN; 606829). The most common molecular abnormality--GAA trinucleotide repeat expansion in intron 1--was found with 300 GAA repeats (1490 bp) (normal individuals have 5 to 30 GAA[…][]

  • Skeletal Dysplasia

    According to epidemiological reports, about 2% of all children in the United States have short stature.[] Skeletal dysplasias are a group of genetic disorders characterized by short stature. They are frequently associated with a range of orthopaedic problems.[] Two of the three children had skeletal anomalies resembling Desbuquois dysplasia: short stature, brachydactyly, dysmorphic facial features, and intellectual disability.[]

  • Pituitary Dwarfism

    […] of short stature from 14 countries.[] As a familial tendency to short stature is often present, genetic factors are presumed to explain short stature in many of these children.[] Although it is uncommon, growth hormone deficiency may also be diagnosed in adults. [1] Too little growth hormone can cause short stature in children, and changes in muscle[]

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