Unusual cause of short stature

Jennifer Lynn Larsen, Jane Kivlin, William D. Odell

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Abstract

A 24-year-old man evaluated for paresthesias and short stature was found to be hypocalcemic on initial presentation. Further evaluation showed that he had a low-normal parathormone level by amino-terminal assay, medullary stenosis of the long bones, and multiple ophthalmologic abnormalities. The remainder of his pituitary function, including growth hormone response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia, was normal. As no family history of similar findings was evident, a sporadic case of Kenny's or Kenny-Caffey syndrome was diagnosed. He became normocalcemic in response to vitamin D and calcium carbonate therapy. The results of testing in this patient and the findings in other patients previously described with the KennyCaffey syndrome are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1025-1032
Number of pages8
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume78
Issue number6 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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Multiple Abnormalities
Paresthesia
Calcium Carbonate
Parathyroid Hormone
Hypoglycemia
Vitamin D
Growth Hormone
Pathologic Constriction
Insulin
Bone and Bones
Therapeutics
Kenny Caffey syndrome

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Unusual cause of short stature. / Larsen, Jennifer Lynn; Kivlin, Jane; Odell, William D.

In: The American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 78, No. 6 PART 1, 01.01.1985, p. 1025-1032.

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Larsen, Jennifer Lynn ; Kivlin, Jane ; Odell, William D. / Unusual cause of short stature. In: The American Journal of Medicine. 1985 ; Vol. 78, No. 6 PART 1. pp. 1025-1032.
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