Causes Of Short Stature In Primary School Children In New Damietta City.
Salah Abd Rabbu El Sayed Al Shora, Lotfy Abd Alfattah Al Sehaimy, Mahmoud Fareg Salem, Muhammad Muhammad Awad Elbeddawy
Background and objectives:-. Short stature, optimally defined relative to the genetic development of the individual, is recognized by comparing an individual childs height with that of a large population of a similar genetic background and, more particularly, using the mid-parental target height, Identifying causes of short stature in primary school children help us to direct community efforts to treat common causes in this age group. Methods: In This cross sectional study includes all children (males and females) of primary schools in new Damietta city which include 10 primary schools.(n=10064 child)whose height measured by tape and potted in Egyptian growth charts and identifying short stature whose height below -2 SD in charts ,short stature undergo clinical examination and investigation then reassessed after 6 and 12 months respectively from may 2016 to October 2017 .Results: We found in this study there is 1 short child for every 420 studied child by percentage 0.24%, regarding to the causes of short stature , we found in our study that familial short stature is the leading cause of short stature in primary school children in new Damietta city ,the second cause is growth hormone deficiency.Conclusion: familial short stature the commonest cause of short stature in primary school children in new Damietta city followed by growth hormone deficiency.
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