Hypogrowth. General considerations
Flores1, M. Chueca2, M. OyarzŠbal2
Centro de Salud. NoŠin (Navarra).
is a basic indicator of the state of health of a child. Many pathologies
that occur during childhood can have an incidence and affect final
height in an evident way.
evolution and periodic follow up in the examination of the health of
height and weight is a compulsory control for paediatricians, who must
detect early alterations that might correspond to responsible
pathologies and make possible a correct diagnosis and treatment as early
time of growth in the life of a person is not long, and the importance
of a careful follow up derives from this.
this paper we review the factors that interact in growth, the
methodology to follow in primary health consultation in order to
establish a diagnosis, and the follow up when dealing with a low height.
We include the classification of growth retardation that makes it
possible to differentiate the low height denominated idiopathic from the
height. Evaluation of growth. Diagnostic methodology. Classification of