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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE (IJAM)

ISSN (O) : 2663 - 046X

A CrossRef Indexed Journal

DOI : 10.34300/26630451

ISSN (P) : 2663 - 0451

IC VALUE : 95.10 (2019)

International Journal of Advanced Medicine (IJAM)
Original Research Paper

A Retrospective Study On Causes Of Short Stature In Children Visiting Endocrine Opd At Kanti Children's Hospital

Anupama Kumari Yadav, Subhana Thapa Karki

Abstract :

Objectives: The causes of Short Stature in children are different in different countries,it can vary from endocrine to non-endocrine. This study was conducted to identify the causes of short stature in children who are ought in Endocrine OPD of Kanti Childrens Hospital. Method: This is a retrospective study done at Endocrine OPD of Kanti Childrens Hospital at ten year duration between 2011/1/1 to 2021/1/30. One Hundred and Twenty five Children who were ought with chief complain of not gaining height were included. Children who were not ought with above mentioned complain are not included even found short stature later. Results: Male and Female ratio was 1.2:1. The commonest cause seen was Familial Short Stature 41(32.8%), Constitutional 22(17.6%), Hypothyroidism 20 (8%), Syndromic 13 (10.4%), Skeletal Dysplasia 10 (8%), Malnutrition 10 (8%), Chronic Diseases 7 (5.6%) and Growth Hormone Deficiency 2 (1.6%). Conclusion: This study showed Physiological causes such as Familial and Constitutional short stature as leading cause of short stature. When found treatable cause it should be addressed as needed. Proper and timely monitoring and counselling to parents can relieve the stress and anxiety.

Keywords :

Short Stature   Familial Short Stature   Constitutional Short Stature  

Cite This Article:

A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY ON CAUSES OF SHORT STATURE IN CHILDREN VISITING ENDOCRINE OPD AT KANTI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Anupama Kumari Yadav, Subhana Thapa Karki, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-5 | Issue-6 | November-2021

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