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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After this first clinical, biological, and radiological evaluation, the working diagnosis was constitutional growth delay with late normal puberty, but skeletal dysplasia (dysmorphic features in the context of short stature) was considered for differential diagnosis.
The underlying etiologies cannot be identified occasionally, (2, 7) and the condition is listed as familial short stature and/or constitutional growth delay. (1, 2, 8) It is estimated that 60-80% of short children who are at or below -2 SDS are diagnosed as ISS.
Any (Beta) thalassemia patient with short stature proven due to any disease or concomitant chronic illness other than (Beta)-thalassemia major e.g familial short stature, constitutional growth delay, congenital heart disease, tuberculosis, celiac disease, immunodeficiency etc were excluded from the study.
He said her medical records showed she "fell off the growth charts" a month before receiving too much of the cream and cited expert testimony that the culprit was an inherited "constitutional growth delay," not a reaction to the ointment.
Short stature can be due to a variety of genetic or endocrine disorders, chronic diseases, familial short stature, or constitutional growth delay. The first steps in the evaluation of a child with short stature involve careful history taking, physical examination, and review of the child's growth pattern.
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.
In addition, chromosomal disorders such as Turner's syndrome; intrauterine growth retardation; endocrine disorders; or, simply, familial short stature or constitutional growth delay can cause a child to grow at a slower than average rate.
In addition, chromosomal disorders such as Turner's syndrome, intrauterine growth retardation, endocrine disorders, or simply familial short stature or constitutional growth delay can cause a child to grow at a slower than average rate.
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.
Endocrine causes of short stature include, isolated growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, multiple pituitary deficiencies and GH resistant syndromes", The non-endocrine causes like malnutrition, intrauterine growth retardation with no "catch up" growth, constitutional growth delay, cystic fibrosis, blood disorders should always be ruled out before making a diagnosis of growth hormone insensitivity or Laron type dwarfism".
Street said he would present evidence that her growth had slowed before the excessive prescription was filled, was probably due to an inherited "constitutional growth delay," and that Dea would most likely "catch up" to attain normal height.
While panel members overwhelmingly approved recommending a broader indication for Humatrope in an 8-2 vote, they had strong concerns about screening out patients who may simply have constitutional growth delay and not non-GHD short stature.
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