Unusual cause of short stature

Jennifer L. Larsen, Jane Kivlin, William D. Odell

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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
Issue number6 PART 1
StatePublished - Jun 1985
Externally publishedYes

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