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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Volume 24, Issue 5-6 (Jun 2011)

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Puberty and pubertal growth dynamics in children with idiopathic short stature

Aude Mariani / C. Jeandel
  • Service de Pédiatrie 1, Centre Hopitalo-Universitaire Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France
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/ F. Paris
  • Laboratoire d’Hormonologie du Développement et de la Reproduction, Centre Hopitalo-Universitaire Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France
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Published Online: 2011-06-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem.2011.031

Abstract

Objective: As the prognosis for final height is unfavorable for children with idiopathic short stature (ISS), we studied the pubertal growth dynamics in these children, which is a determinant factor in final height.

Subjects/methods: In a retrospective cohort study, we analyzed the pubertal period, age of puberty and peripubertal growth in 50 children with ISS.

Results: The onset of puberty occurred later. Growth rate tended to become increasingly subnormal in the prepubertal period and height was –2.45 SD at puberty onset. Growth reaccelerated at this point, which tended to correct the deviation from the mean height, but it was insufficient to obtain a normal final height.

Conclusions: The dynamics of growth in children with ISS showed a distinct pattern in the prepubertal and pubertal periods and puberty is significantly delayed in this population. These patterns could explain the unfavorable prognosis for children with ISS.

Keywords: growth dynamics; idiopathic short stature; puberty

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Corresponding author: Docteur Aude Mariani, Service de Pédiatrie 1, Centre Hopitalo-Universitaire Arnaud de Villeneuve, 371 avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, 34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France Phone: +33-467-336-506, Mobile: +33-681-560-894, Fax: +33-467-330-828


Published Online: 2011-06-13

Published in Print: 2011-06-01


Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem.2011.031.

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