By Robert Duncan Eastham, Slade R. R.
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A direct linear relationship was observed between the degree of shortening of the ﬁfth and ﬁrst metacarpal bones, but not of the other metacarpal bones (48). These ﬁndings suggest that in some patients with familial short stature there may be an inherited defect in endochondrial ossiﬁcation, which is the major process involved in tubular bone elongation and increase in stature. This defect may result not only in overall decrease in stature but also in disproportionate limb shortening. Patients with familial short stature may show a heterogeneous group of conditions, which manifest as short stature, with or without minor tubular bone alterations, and with or without disproportionate limb shortening, and/or present short stature with no other stigmata.
In addition, there is a great variation in the growth at different stages of life. In the ﬁrst year of life, linear growth is very fast: a total of approximately 25 cm is gained. However, the rate of growth declines rapidly over the ﬁrst year, from 38 cm/year in 5 the ﬁrst 2 months to 28 cm/year at 4 months of age and 12 cm/year at 1 year of age (33). In the second year of life it is 10 cm/year, in the third through fourth years 7 cm/year, and in the ﬁfth through sixth years 6 cm/year. From then on to puberty it is 5 cm/year (31, 32).
Remember that there are wide variations in the time of eruption, which may be affected by local and environmental factors, such as the size of the jaw, position of the unerupted teeth, and premature loss of deciduous teeth (57). , hypodontia, usually of the upper incisors), potentially associated with the epidermal growth factor gene on chromosome 4 (58–59). Mild delays in dental progress may occur in constitutional delay of growth and development. V. CONSTITUTIONAL GROWTH DELAY The most common cause of short stature and sexual infantilism in the adolescent is constitutionally delayed growth and sexual development.