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Evaluating tall children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7773029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The causes of tall stature are numerous; genetic tall stature and constitutional tall stature are the most common. Diagnosis can usually be established from the history and physical examination. An estimation of bone age can help to confirm diagnosis and to determine the child's growth potential. No treatment is usually necessary. Hormonal therapy can be considered for individuals for whom the predicted height is excessive if the psychosocial and medical advantages outweigh the risks of treatment.
A K Leung; W L Robson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-07     Completed Date:  1995-07-07     Revised Date:  2010-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-8, 461-2, 465-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary.
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MeSH Terms
Body Height*
Child, Preschool
Growth Disorders / diagnosis*,  etiology,  genetics,  therapy

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