Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 26, Issue 11, pp 1143–1150 | Cite as

Small for gestational age: Towards 2004

Review Article


Children born small for gestational age are a non-homogeneous group and etiology and diagnostic needs vary among subgroups. In view of the knowledge accumulated about immediate and future risk factors for these children it is important to study the etiology and to invest in long-term prevention programs. The aim of this report is to summarize the current knowledge on mechanisms leading to intrauterine growth retardation and to review the intervention procedures.


Intrauterine growth retardation small for gestational age catch-up growth nutrition growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Endocrine UnitKaplan Medical CenterRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.School of Nutritional Sciences, The Faculty of Agricultural Food and Environmental quality SciencesThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

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