Hyposomatotropism Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 30, 2015
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD  more...
  • Print

Diagnostic Considerations

For primary growth disorders, include the following:

  • Osteochondrodysplasias - Group of disorders characterized by intrinsic abnormalities of cartilage and/or bone
  • Chromosomal abnormalities - Aberrations of autosomes and sex chromosomes
  • Intrauterine growth retardation - Infections, syndromes, placental abnormalities, and maternal disorders
  • Genetic short stature
  • Constitutional delay of growth and maturation

For secondary growth disorders, include the following:

  • Chronic diseases - GI, renal, cardiovascular, and autoimmune
  • Endocrine disorders - Hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, pseudohypoparathyroidism, growth hormone (GH) insensitivity, and insulinlike growth factor (IGF) deficiency
  • Rickets

Differential Diagnoses