familial short stature

(redirected from genetic short stature)

familial short stature

a condition characterized by height below the third percentile for age, normal annual growth rate, normal bone age, family history of short stature, expected adult height below the third percentile, normal onset of puberty, and normal result to findings on physical examination.
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The differential diagnosis of short stature with normal height velocity (and therefore nonendocrine in etiology) includes: (1) familial short stature, (2) genetic short stature, (3) primordial short stature, and (4) constitutional delay in growth and adolescence.