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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND REGULATORY ASPECTS OF NUTRITIONAL METABOLISM DURING CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Early recognition of growth abnormalities permitting early intervention

Authors
item Haymond, Morey -
item Kappelgaard, Anne-Marie -
item Czernichow, Paul -
item Biller, Beverly -
item Takano, Koji -
item Kiess, Wieland -

Submitted to: Acta Paediatrica
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: April 10, 2013
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Citation: Haymond, M., Kappelgaard, A., Czernichow, P., Biller, B.M., Takano, K., Kiess, W. 2013. Early recognition of growth abnormalities permitting early intervention. Acta Paediatrica. 102(8):787-796.

Technical Abstract: Normal growth is a sign of good health. Monitoring for growth disturbances is fundamental to children's health care. Early detection and diagnosis of the causes of short stature allows management of underlying medical conditions, optimizing attainment of good health and normal adult height. This review summarizes currently available information on monitoring for short stature in children and conditions usually associated with short stature, and summarizes the authors' conclusions on the early recognition of growth disorders.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014