Short stature

Alternative Names

Idiopathic short stature; Non-growth hormone deficient short stature

Definition of Short stature

Short stature refers to any person who is significantly below the average height for a person of the same age and sex.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/26/2010

Height/weight chart

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