Affiliations: University Hospital for Children, Munich, Germany.
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Abstract: Normal growth of children depends on genetic background, normal
nutrition, health, undisturbed endocrine system and a favorable environment as
well as on psychosocial wellbeing. In case of growth disturbance, all negative
influences must be removed. Endocrine therapy includes growth hormone, thyroid
hormone or even sexual steroids.
Keywords: Growth of children, disturbance of growth, therapy of growth disorders