Forgotten Diseases Research Foundation

Germany

Postnatal Growth

The curves below were created as part of a large long-term project called the Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents in Germany (KiGGS). The study is ongoing and is run at the Robert Koch Institute, which is Germany's public health institute. In addition to creating national growth charts (1), KiGGS has also examined rates of injury, infectious disease, eating disorders, the effects of poverty on health, health among immigrants, and a variety of other topics pertinent to youth.

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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type III (MPS III or Sanfilippo Syndrome)

The curves below were made from a longitudinal study of growth in 195 MPS III patients seen at two specialty centers in Germany (2). The patients in the study were of German (76.1%), Turkish (4.9%), Sinti and Romanies(2.2%%), Spanish (1.1%), Italian (1.1%), Moroccan (0.5%), Polish (0.5%), Saudi-Arabian (0.5%), Swiss (0.5%) and Syrian (0.5%). National or ethnic origin was unknown in 11.5% of patients. The data used was from medical records dated 1967 - 2015.

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Head Circumference
BMI

References

  1.  1. Stolzenberg H et al. (2007) Body measurements of children and adolescents in Germany. Results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz  50 (5-6):659-669. Abstract on PubMed.
  2.  2. Muschol NM et al. (2019) Growth charts for patients with Sanfilippo syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis type III). Orphanet J Rare Dis  14:93.   doi: 10.1186/s13023-019-1065-x. Full text on PubMed.

 
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