What are the possible complications of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Short stature may be the harbinger of an occult chronic disease of childhood. Normal variant short stature may be associated with a bone mineral density that is lower than in the remainder of the (taller) population. Whether this healthy subset of the population is at higher risk of osteoporosis remains unclear.


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