hrp0082fc4.4 | Growth | ESPE2014

Short Stature, Accelerated Bone Maturation, and Early Growth Cessation due to Heterozygous Aggrecan Mutations

Nilsson Ola , Guo Michael , Dunbar Nancy , Popovic Jadranka , Flynn Daniel , Jacobsen Christina , Lui Julian , Hirschhorn Joel , Baron Jeffrey , Dauber Andrew

Background: Most children with idiopathic short stature (ISS) have a delayed bone age (BA). ISS with advanced BA is far less common. We studied three families with autosomal dominant short stature, unexplained BA acceleration, and premature growth cessation.Objective and hypotheses: To identify the genetic cause of this condition and describe its clinical spectrum.Method: Whole exome sequencing was performed in selected individuals...