Symptom: Short stature


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Short stature: Smallness or shortness of stature.
Introduction: Although a small body size can simply be within the normal ranges, it may also indicate various possible medical conditions. Conditions that retard growth during childhood may be genetic, metabolic, or simple environmental issues such as reduced food availability. Any body change or abnormality needs prompt professional medical advice for medical investigation and diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Short stature:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Short stature (16 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Short stature (13 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Short stature (6 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Short stature type of: Body symptoms (150), Growth symptoms (57), Poor growth (51)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Short stature: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Short stature as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Short stature: The following list of conditions have 'Short stature' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Achondroplasia ... short legs, short arms, small body size
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease ... small stature

    C

  • Coffin-Lowry syndrome ... short stature
  • Connective tissue disorders ... shortness

    D

  • Dwarfism ... short legs, short bones, short stature, short arms

    E

  • Empty Sella Syndrome ... short stature

    I

  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... short stature, dwarfism

    K

  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome ... short stature

    M

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis II ... short stature, dwarfing
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis IV ... severe dwarfing

    R

  • Renal Tubular Acidosis ... small stature

    S

  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... small stature

    T

  • Turner Syndrome ... short stature
    Conditions listing complications: Short stature: The following list of conditions have 'Short stature' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    C

  • Celiac Disease ... Short stature

    F

  • Failure To Thrive ... Short stature

    O

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta ... dwarfism

    P

  • Pituitary Cancer ... dwarfism

    R

  • Renal osteodystrophy ... short stature
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis ... small stature


    Last revised: July 10, 2004

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