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Age at menarche and adult height in girls born small for gestational age

Shim, YS  | Park, HK | Yang, S | Hwang, IT
Annals of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism, 18(2). : 76-80, 2013
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Annals of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between birth characteristics based on birth weight for gestational age, timing of menarche and adult height in girls born small for gestational age (SGA).

Methods: Thirty subjects born from 1988 through 1999 whose birth weight below 10th percentile for their gestational ages were recruited based on hospital chart reviews. The age of each subject at menarche was recorded, and the subject's heights and bone age were assessed.

Results: The adult height of the girls born SGA was significantly lower than the normal adult height and slightly shorter than their target height. The adult height was associated with the birth weight for gestational age. The age at menarche was not different with the menarche timing of the general population.

Conclusion: More attention may need to be paid to the growth outcomes of SGA patients whose birth weight is lower for their gestational age than other SGA subjects.
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
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심, 영석
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