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April 1982

Growth Curves for Height for Diastrophic Dysplasia, Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita, and Pseudoachondroplasia

Author Affiliations

From the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City (Dr Horton), the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle (Dr Hall), the University of Texas School of Medicine, Houston (Dr Scott), the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (Dr Pyeritz), and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif (Dr Rimoin).

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(4):316-319. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970400034010

• Analysis of retrospective growth data from 72 patients with diastrophic dysplasia, 62 patients with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita and 61 patients with pseudoachondroplasia permitted the establishment of preliminary reference growth standards for height for each disorder. In addition, a comparison of mean height curves for these three disorders and achondroplasia revealed dissimilarities in growth patterns.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:316-319)