How to approach a child with short stature?

This post outlines a approach to a child with short stature. Might be helpful in the practical exam.

Following topics are covered

  • Definition
  • Causes
  • Which growth chart should be used?
  • Etiological diagnosis
  • Physical examination and measurements
  • What is disproportionate short stature?
  • When to suspect disproportionate shortening?
  • Clues from examination and Investigations
  • Growth formulae

You may want to go through this detail review on short stature in children


Dr Shantanu Gomases | DNB Pediatric

Shantanu completed his residency from J.N.H.R.C. Bhilai steel plant hospital