Which endocrine conditions are associated with short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) deficiency

Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus - Mauriac syndrome

Chronic hypernatremia - Hypothalamic adipsia, poorly controlled diabetes insipidus

Hypercortisolism - Iatrogenic glucocorticoid administration, or Cushing syndrome

Hypocortisolism -DAX1 gene mutation, autoimmune adrenalitis (Addison disease); (Note that adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency alone has been associated with tall stature; short stature results from hypocortisolism only in persons with salt wasting.)

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