What is the sexual predilection of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Boys who are short are more likely to come to medical attention than girls who are short. Notwithstanding the legitimate debate regarding this ascertainment bias, boys do appear more likely to have idiopathic GHD or constitutional delay of growth and development. Ullrich-Turner syndrome (ie, TS) affects only females. The evaluation of a short female, or a female with primary amenorrhea, mandates a karyotype to exclude this disorder.


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