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A 29-year-old female asked:

My nephew is in the 2nd percentile for height at one year but always been short.42nd percentile for weight.could he have a growth issue?dwarfism?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Genetic Height?: The key here is his parents heights. Take the average of his parents height, and add 2 for a boy. Where does this fall? Is it at the low end? Another factor is both parents puberty patterns. Were they late bloomers? This can be another cause. Should be evaluated at his one year checkup!

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