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Growth disorders

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Pituitary dwarfism (growth hormone deficiency) information | myVMC

Pituitary dwarfism or panhypopituitarism is a growth hormone deficiency that causes children to be abnormally short, with otherwise normal body proportions.

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Dwarfism - Better Health Channel

Dwarfism refers to a group of conditions characterised by shorter than normal skeletal growth.

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Improving eating disorder mental health literacy

For early intervention to occur in Australia especially for young people there needs to be a growth in eating disorder mental health literacy.

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Achondroplasia (dwarfism) information | myVMC

Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth that causes dwarfism characterised by a normal trunk length, short broad limbs and an enlarged skull.

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Tuberous sclerosis - Better Health Channel

Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disorder that affects various parts of the body to varying degrees of severity.

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Sleep and your child

Common sleep disorders include nightmares and night terrors and sleepwalking. Bedwetting in children can also be a problem in early childhood.

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Acromegaly (pituitary hormonal disorder) information | myVMC

Acromegaly is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by excessive production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. It causes enlargement of body tissues.

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Fibrous dysplasia (bone disorder) information | myVMC

Fibrous dysplasia is a skeletal disorder characterised by deformed bones. Bones expand due to abnormal growth of fibrous or connective tissues in the bones.

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Hip dysplasia in babies

Hip dysplasia is a problem with how a baby’s hip is developing. Find out more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment including using a Pavlik harness.

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Teens Dietitians Association of Australia

Teens Good nutrition is critical during teenage years to support healthy growth and development

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