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  1. 1. SHORT STATURE Dr Sandip Gupta PGT,PEDIATRICS B.S.M.C.H.
  2. 2. Definition:  Height below 3rd centile or less than 2 standard deviations below the median height for that age & sex according to the population standard OR  Even if the height is within the normal percentiles but growth velocity is consistently below 25th percentile over 6-12 months of observation  The term ‘Dwarfism’ is no longer used for short stature  Apprximately 3% children in any population will be short .  Half of them normal variants(familial or constitutional short stature). Essential Pediatrics, 7th Edition, OP Ghai
  3. 3. Normal height pattern • • • • Birth length One year Two yrs Three yrs 4 yrs • 8 yrs • 12 yrs 50cm 75 cm 87.5 cm 93.75 cm 100 cm 125 cm 150 cm velocity 6 cm per year
  4. 4. Factors affecting growth • Birthsize • Nutrition • General well being • Psycosocial factors • Endocrinal factors
  5. 5. Causes Of Short Stature: A) Proportionate Short Stature 1) Normal Variants: i) Familial short stature ii) Constitutional Delay of Growth & puberty 2) Prenatal Causes: i) Intra-uterine Growth RestrictionPlacental causes, Infections, Teratogens ii) Intra-uterine Infections iii) Genetic Disorders (Chromosomal & Metabolic Disorders)
  6. 6. 3) Postnatal Causes: i) Undernutrition ii) Chronic Systemic Illness - Cardiopulmonary: CHD, Chronic Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis - Renal: RTA, CRF, Steroid dependent Nephrotic Syndrome - GI and Hepatic: Malabsorption, IBD, chronic liver disease - Chronic Severe Infections - Hematological : Thalassemia, Sickle cell anemia
  7. 7. iii) Psychosocial Short Stature (emotional deprivation) iv) Endocrine Causes: - Growth Hormone Deficiency/ insensitivity - Hypothyroidism - Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus - Cushing Syndrome - Pseudohypoparathyroidism - Precocious/ delayed puberty
  8. 8. B) Disproportionate Short Stature 1) With Short Limbs: - Achondroplasia, Hypochondroplasia, Chondrodysplasia punctata, Chondroectodermal Dysplasia, Diastrophic dysplasia, Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia - Deformities due to Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Refractory Rickets 2) With Short Trunk: - Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, Mucolipidosis, Mucopolysaccharidosis - Caries Spine, Hemivertebrae
  9. 9. History Birth history Maternal illness or use of certain drugs Birth weight & height Unexplained hypoglycemia, prolonged jaundice,or microphallus are suggestive of Congenital GH deficiency Growth pattern: a child who is short but growing at a normal rate & parallel to the 5th centile curve is more likely to have familial or constitutional short stature. A child who progressively deviates away from normal curve (specially after 24 months) is likely tobe suffering from underlying medical disorder. Developmental history
  10. 10. • Dietary history & apetite • History of: • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, mouth ulcer, joint pain ,wt loss-IBD • Goitre, constipation, cold intolerance, wt gain,lethargyhypothyroidism • Headache ,vomiting ,visual disturbances raise suspicion of acquired hypopitutarism due to tumour or hydrocephalus. • Polyuria ,oliguria,hematuria –CRF
  11. 11. • Recurrent LRTI,otitis media, malabsorbtion- cystic fibrosis • Pubertal development-delay occurs in constitutional delay,hypogonadism ,hypoitutarism,hypothyroidism • Emotional deprivation- psychosocial dwarfism • Steatorrhea , diarrhea –malabsorbtion • Drug history • Family history
  12. 12. Assessment of a child with short stature Accurate height measurement& height velocity • Below 2 yrs- supine length with infantometer • For older children- Stadiometer Assessment of body proportion Upper segment: Lower segment ratio Increase: rickets, achondroplasia, untreated hypothyroidism Decrease: spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, vertebral anomalies
  13. 13. Arm span: Short:skeletal dysplasia Long:marfan syndrome Weight Increased wt/ht :endocrinal Decreased or normal wt/ht: chronic systemic illness Comparison with population norms Height plotted on appropriate growth charts & expressed as centile or SD score
  14. 14. Comparison with child’s own genetic potential Mid parental height for boys = mother's height + father's height /2 + 6.5cm Mid parental height for girls = mother's height + father's height /2 – 6.5cm Sexual maturity rating ( SMR): Also known as Tanners stages Used in older children
  15. 15. Pointers to etiology of short stature Pointer Etiology Midline defects, micropenis, Frontal bossing, depressed nasal bridge, crowded teeth, GH deficiency Rickets Renal failure, RTA, malabsorption Pallor Renal failure, malabsorption, nutritional anemia Malnutrition PEM, malabsorption, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis Obesity Hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome Metacarpal shortening Turner syndrome, pseudohypoparathyroidism Cardiac murmur Congenital heart disease, Turner syndrome Mental retardation Hypothyroidism, Down/ Turner syndrome, pseudohypoparathyroidism
  16. 16. Clues to etiology from examination Examination finding Etiology Disproportion Skeletal dysplasia, rickets, hypothyroidism Dysmorphism Congenital syndromes Hypertension CRF Goitre, coarse skin Hypothyroidism Central obesity, striae Cushing syndrome
  17. 17. Males: SMR • Stage 1 • Stage 2 • Stage 3 • Stage 4 • Stage 5 thighs Pubic Hair Preadolescent Scanty, long, slightly pigmented, primarily at base of penis Darker, coarser, starts to curl, small amount Coarse, curly; resembles adult type but covers smaller area Adult quantity and distribution, spread to medial surface of
  18. 18. • SMR Genitals Penis • Stage 1 • Stage 2 Testes Preadolescent Beginning enlargement of testes and scrotum; scrotal skin reddened, texture altered • Stage 3 Longer Further enlargement of testis and scrotum • Stage 4 Larger in breadth, Testes & scrotum nearly glans penis develops adult • Stage 5 Preadolescent Slight or no enlargement Adult Adult
  19. 19. SMR Females SMR Pubic Hair • Stage 1 Preadolescent • Stage 2 Sparse, slightly pigmented, straight, at medial border of labia • Stage 3 • Stage 4 • Stage 5 Darker, beginning to curl, increased amount Coarse, curly, abundant, but amount less than in adult Adult feminine triangle, spread to medial surface of thighs
  20. 20. SMR Breasts • Stage 1 Preadolescent; elevation of papilla only • Stage 2 Breast and papilla elevated as small mound; areola diameter increased • Stage 3 Breast and areola enlarged with no separation of their contours • Stage 4 Projection of areola and papilla to form secondary mound above the level of the breast • Stage 5 Mature; projection of papilla only, areola has recessed to the general contour of the breast
  21. 21. Investigation: Level 1 ( essential investigations): • • • • • Complete hemogram with ESR BONE AGE Urinalysis ( Microscopy, pH, Osmolality) Stool ( parasites, steatorrhea, occult blood) Blood ( RFT, Calcium, Phosphate, alkaline phosphatase, venous gas, fasting sugar, albumin, transaminases)
  22. 22. Investigation Level 2: • Serum thyroxine, TSH • Karyotype to rule out Turner syndrome in girls If above investigations are normal and height between -2 to -3 SD Observe height velocity for 6-12 months If height < 3SD level 3 investigations Level 3: Celiac serology ( anti- endomysial or anti- tissue transglutaminase antibodies) Duodenal biopsy GH stimulation test with Clonidine or insulin & serum insulin like GF-1 levels
  23. 23. Management • Counselling of parents ( for physiological causes) • Dietary advice ( Undernutrition, Celiac disease,) • Limb lengthening procedures ( skeletal dysplasias ) • Levothyroxine ( In Hypothyroidism) • GH s/c injections ( GH deficiency, Turner syndrome, prader-willi syndrome, SGA, CRF prior to transplant)
  24. 24. FAMILIAL SHORT STATURE CONSTITUTIONAL DELAY •SEX M=F M>F •Length at birth Normal Short stature Normal but falls below 5th centile 1st 3yrs Delayed puberty •Parents stature Short Average •Height velocity Normal Normal •Puberty Normal Delayed • Bone age BA=CA BA<CA •Final height Short Normal •Family history

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