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Approach to Short Stature

In pediatrics, the approach to short stature entails a meticulous evaluation encompassing a thorough medical history, growth chart analysis, and physical examination. Assessing growth velocity, bone age, and considering familial height patterns aid in distinguishing between constitutional growth delay and underlying pathologies. Hormonal assays, imaging studies, and genetic assessments are employed for targeted diagnoses, encompassing endocrine, genetic, or nutritional origins. Tailored interventions, ranging from growth hormone therapy to nutritional optimization, are implemented based on the identified etiology. Regular follow-ups and collaboration among pediatricians, endocrinologists, and genetic specialists are pivotal for a comprehensive and effective management strategy, aiming to optimize the child's growth potential and overall health.

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Dr Dhanya Soodhana

Senior Specialist, Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Aster MIMS, Calicut, Kerala

Dr. Dhanya Soodhana Mohan is a Pediatric Endocrinologist who has done her fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology from IGICH, Bangalore which is one of the largest Pediatric referral centres in Karnataka. Her training involved exposure to a wide spectrum of Pediatric endocrine disorders.

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In pediatrics, the approach to short stature entails a meticulous evaluation encompassing a thorough medical history, growth chart analysis, and physical examination. Assessing growth velocity, bone age, and considering familial height patterns aid in distinguishing between constitutional growth delay and underlying pathologies. Hormonal assays, imaging studies, and genetic assessments are employed for targeted diagnoses, encompassing endocrine, genetic, or nutritional origins. Tailored interventions, ranging from growth hormone therapy to nutritional optimization, are implemented based on the identified etiology. Regular follow-ups and collaboration among pediatricians, endocrinologists, and genetic specialists are pivotal for a comprehensive and effective management strategy, aiming to optimize the child's growth potential and overall health.