Journal of Genetic Disorders & Genetic Reports ISSN: 2327-5790

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Growth Abnormalities Resulting in Short Stature in Genetic Syndromes

Growth Abnormalities Resulting in Short Stature in Genetic Syndromes

Short stature is a common problem in children and adolescents, and has been reported in a wide variety of genetic syndromes. In this article, we provide an overview of clinical features typical to handful genetic syndromes in which short stature is a cardinal feature, and for which there is a well based core data. These disorders include chromosomal abnormalities such as Down and Turner syndromes, monogenic syndromes (Noonan syndrome and other selected syndromes caused by RAS/MAPK pathway genes, Cornelia de Lange syndrome and SHOX gene abnormalities) and epigenetic mechanism abnormalities, including Silver-Russell syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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