Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 734–736 | Cite as

Pubertal growth in children with chronic renal failure on conservative treatment

  • Cesare Polito
  • Angela La Manna
  • Antonio Iovene
  • Donatella Stabile
Original Article


The pubertal growth spurt was followed for at least 3 years in 5 boys and 6 girls with chronic renal failure on conservative treatment. The peak height velocity averaged 8.6 cm/year (range 5.8–10.1 cm/year) in males and 8.2 cm/year (range 6.4–11.5 cm/year) in females. In none was the pubertal growth spurt below the 3rd percentile for chronological age. At the end of the follow-up period, all patients but 2 had stature within the normal limits of parental target. The relative variation of height averaged —0.013 standard deviation scores per year. On the whole, the pubertal growth spurt was normal in subjects with chronic renal failure on conservative treatment.

Key words

Chronic renal failure Pubertal growth spurt Stature 


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© IPNA 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare Polito
    • 1
  • Angela La Manna
    • 1
  • Antonio Iovene
    • 1
  • Donatella Stabile
    • 1
  1. 1.Third Pediatric Clinic, Department of PediatricsSecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly

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