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Early spontaneous catch-up growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12510975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We explored factors related to early catch-up growth in healthy children in Göteborg, Sweden. Most (82.9%) infants born small for gestational age (SGA) showed catch-up growth during their first 6 months, and 94.3% reached a final height within the normal range. At 6 months, 21 SGA children remained short and 45 non-SGA babies fell below the -2 SDS cutoff in height. Of these 66 short infants, 10 (15.2%) remained short into adulthood and 56 showed spontaneous catch-up growth. Fetal growth should be defined by body size at 6 months of age rather than at birth because most SGA infants catch up before 6 months, and furthermore, fetal growth regulatory mechanisms, such as insulin-like growth factor-I and -II, are the primary growth-promoting factors until 6 months of age.
Johan Karlberg; Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland; Chi Wai Kwan; Flora Y S Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM     Volume:  15 Suppl 5     ISSN:  0334-018X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-03     Completed Date:  2003-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508900     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1243-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Trials Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Child, Preschool
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
67763-96-6/Insulin-Like Growth Factor I

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