Puberty in achondroplasia
What is it about?
Achondroplasia is the most common form of inherited disproportionate short stature. There is a lack of knowledge about growth in height and milestones during puberty for children with Achondroplasia.
Why is it important?
In boys the mean adult height was 129.18 cm. Age and velocity at peak velocity in puberty were 13.89 yr and 4.86 cm/yr respectively. The adolescent gain was 20.40 cm. In girls the mean adult height was 118.67 cm. Age and velocity at peak velocity in puberty were 11.45 yr and 4.40 cm/yr respectively. The adolescent gain was 19.35 cm. Achondroplasia children experienced an adolescent growth spurt and it was similar in shape and half the magnitude of non-Achondroplasia population.
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