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Children classified as born small for gestational age may have concurrent diagnoses such as familial short stature, Turner syndrome, or growth hormone deficiency. Approximately 10% of children born small for gestational age do not reach the normal height range. Those whose growth has not caught up by 4 years of age are candidates for treatment with growth hormone.
Various thresholds for height and weight at birth are used to define 'small for gestational age', the three most commonly used being:
a height at birth that is 2 standard deviations or more below the population average, or
The international consensus definition of 'small for gestational age' is a length or weight at birth that is 2 standard deviations below ( −2 SD) the population average for birth or weight.
In addition to accurate measurements of a newborn's weight, length and head circumference, the diagnosis of small for gestational age requires accurate assessment of gestational age and valid data from a reference population.
Similar physical characteristics to those of normal-sized infants:
Features that may present specific to SGA infants:
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Genotropin (somatropin, rbe) 0.2mg Miniquick
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