Spontaneous growth in German children and adolescents with genetically confirmed Prader-Willi syndrome.

@article{Hauffa2000SpontaneousGI,
  title={Spontaneous growth in German children and adolescents with genetically confirmed Prader-Willi syndrome.},
  author={Berthold P. Hauffa and G. Schlippe and Malgorzata Roos and G Gillessen-kaesbach and Thomas Gasser},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2000},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={
          1302-11
        }
}
UNLABELLED Height and weight in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, diagnosed by standard clinical criteria, follow a specific developmental pattern resulting in early childhood obesity, absent pubertal growth spurt and adolescent short stature. New molecular techniques (methylation analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization) now allow the unequivocal diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). We investigated the possibility of a bias in syndrome-specific growth standards based on clinically… CONTINUE READING

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