Short but healthy children may not require extensive screening

06/2/2013 | Reuters

Only one of the 235 children who were short for their age, but had normal results from their check-ups, had a disease that may have caused the stunting, U.S. researchers found. The findings, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, suggest that not all children who are below the third percentile for height should undergo extensive laboratory testing for possible conditions that could be responsible for their stunted growth.

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