ABOUT GROWTH DISORDERS

 

There are many causes of growth failure in children.

 

Some are constitutional, some are genetic, and some are the result of hormonal disorders. In some cases the growth disorder may be recognized at birth; in others, a parent may be concerned that the child is the shortest in the class, still wearing the same size clothing as last year, and growing less than two inches a year.

 

In these cases, a thorough medical evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist (or other growth specialists) is necessary to determine if there is a growth disorder affecting the child’s development.

 

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Learn more about growth disorders and rare genetic diseases at www.HGFound.org.