Abuse Dwarfism

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A state of irreversible hyposomatism, which is generally linked to abuse, neglect, and sensory deprivation resulting in stunted statural, intellectual and social growth
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When the child's height velocity is below normal, however, a variety of serious diseases may be present including (1) chronic disease, (2) psychosocial short stature, (3) Turner syndrome, and (4) endocrine disorders.
Psychosocial short stature results from insufficient caloric intake and/or the absence of a psychologically nurturing environment.
The nutritional status of the child and his or her interaction with caregivers should be assessed when considering the possibility of psychosocial short stature.

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