ESPE Abstracts (2015) 84 P-3-1057

The Frequency Study and the Aetiological Profile of Short Stature in 2-15 Years Old Children Admitted in Endocrinology Clinic of 17 Shahrivar Hospital, Rasht, Between 2008 and 2013

Shahin Koohmanaee, Setila Dalili & Romisa Majdi


School of Medicine, Pediatrics Growth Disorders Research Center, 17 Shahrivar Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran


Background: Short stature is a common problem in children. This study aimed to determine the cause of short stature in children in Rasht is 2–15 years.

Methods: This study was done on 148 children aged 2–15 years with short stature in 2008–2011 shorter 17 Shahrivar patients have been conducted. Demographic characteristics of children, child, and family history of the disease, blood tests, hormone stimulation test growth, physical examination, radiographs of the wrist were recorded for each child. Data were analysed using the software SPSS 19.

Results: The study population included 64 females and 84 males, mean age of males and females, respectively, 8.07+4.12 and 9.48+3.77 years. 148 children, bone age, bone age vs chronological age in 26 cases and 122 cases of bone age less than chronological age. Short stature in children 53.4%, respectively, after which growth hormone deficiency vitamin D3 13.5%, temperament 7.4%, hypothyroidism, 7.4%, short of genetics 6.8%, and due to Turner syndrome 4.1%, which was statistically significant difference between the two sexes was found to cause short stature. People with hypothyroidism and GH deficiency, significantly lower mean bone age compared with those with constitutional short stature or genetics or a lack of vitamin D3.

Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study have, the most common cause stunting of GH deficiency has been studied.

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