Children who have growth failure over a significant time period develop short stature. The objective in developing this guideline was to assist the pediatrician in the evaluation of short stature and to determine when a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist is warranted.
This guideline includes the following:
If you are a physician and would like more information on the Clinical Practice and Referral Guideline for Short Stature, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a parent and concerned that your child may have growth issues, please consult with your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician.
This guideline was developed in collaboration with pediatric endocrinologists from Georgia Pediatric Subspecialists and Emory-Children’s Center. The recommendations in the guideline do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment. The intent is to build a consensus of care in the pediatric community and provide a framework for clinical decision-making. Last revised 4/2011.
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