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Growth Disorders/Stature Issues

Any of a variety of conditions in which individuals are shorter or taller than expected for their age and gender. Included are children who have experienced poor growth or rapid or excessive growth due to endocrine disorders, systemic diseases, congenital conditions, poor nutrition or other conditions; and people with normal growth patterns who happen to be exceptionally short or tall.

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