Short stature, secondary to growth hormone deficiency is associated with –
- Normal body proportion.
- Low birth weight
- Normal epiphyseal development
- Height age equal to skeletal age
Short stature due to Human Growth hormone deficiency in characterized by -
- Ratio of upper to lower segment is normal.
- Bone age or epiphyseal development in less than chronological age by about 2 years.
- Children’s are normal in height and weight at birth.
- Delay in growth is usually observed after the age of one year.
Bone age in less than the chronological age in -
- Constitution delay in puberty.
- Marked delayed in hypothyroidism and hypopituitarism.
- Moderate delay in malnutrition and chronic illnesses.
Bone age is advance than height age in
- Down’s syndrome
- Intrauterine infections
- Turners syndrome