Small for gestation and growth hormone therapy.

  title={Small for gestation and growth hormone therapy.},
  author={Archana Dayal Arya},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={73 1},
3 to 10% of neonates are born small for gestation (SGA). This usually occurs because of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). After birth most SGA infants show good catch-up growth and normalize their height and weight. About 10% of them continue to remain short (<-2SD) and do not achieve normal adult height, resulting in psychosocial problems. The mechanism of short stature in these children is poorly understood. Infants who do not show catch-up growth usually have an alteration in the GH… CONTINUE READING

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