constitutional delay of stature

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constitutional delay of stature

slowed growth during the first 2-3 years of life, normal or near normal growth after, family history with similar findings, bone age below chronologic age, with resultant predicted adult height in the context of the family pattern.
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We excluded all patients with familial short stature, constitutional growth delay, hormone deficiency, malnutrition, and chronic systemic disorders, and included healthy patients with thalassemia minor.
I shall take the position that there is an entitlement to GH in those situations where children (1) are growth hormone deficient, (2) have other medical problems impinging on growth, or (3) have pathological rates of growth--but that there is no entitlement where children have a constitutional growth delay, or are very short but not GHD or otherwise pathological.
They are not functionally equivalent to very short children whose growth velocity is in the normal range nor are they equivalent to children with constitutional growth delay.
In contrast, children with constitutional growth delay often have a period of slow growth during infancy or childhood, then resume normal growth, and usually reach an adult height consistent with their genetic heritage.
Pediatricians are generally reluctant to treat constitutional growth delay with growth hormone.
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