Tallness

Tallness or “tall stature” may be a normal genetic trait, but abnormal tallness may also be caused by various disorders. Severe uncommon genetic disorders and chromosomal disorders can result in “gigantism” (in children) and an abnormally tall person as adults. There are various other congenital or acquired disorders involving growth ...

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Summary: Height greater than two standard deviations above the mean of the appropriate reference population for the age and sex of the individual. ...1,2

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Causes

Causes of abnormal tallness include:

  • Normal variation. Having tall parents or tallness in more distant relatives often means tall children. Better nourished generations are also leading to children taller than their parents.
  • Growth spurts. Abnormal tallness for age may simply ...
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Causes List for Tallness

Possible causes of Tallness (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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References

  1. [from NCI]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0241240/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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