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Normal growth and its disorders 

Normal growth and its disorders

Chapter:
Normal growth and its disorders
Author(s):

Gary Butler

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.130901_update_001

Update:

Turner syndrome—discussion of treatment of short stature with oxandrolone, low-dose estrogen, and ultra-low-dose oestrogen.

Growth hormone deficiency—recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency.

Treatment of tall stature—discussion of long-term effects of high-dose sex steroid treatment.

Updated on 30 Nov 2011. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 28 June 2017

Normal growth has three phases: rapid in infancy and adolescence, steady during mid childhood. Height should always be interpreted within the context of the family: short or tall stature is often familial; idiopathic short stature occurs when the height of a normal child is below their target range....

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