7 high-yield growth & development facts for the USMLE CK exam

by / Monday, 31 May 2010 / Published in Pediatrics
These are 7 SUPER HIGH-YIELD facts about Growth & Development that you are likely to encounter on the Step 2 CK exam.  Memorize these facts and you will get yourself 1 easy point on the USMLE Step 2 CK exam.

1.  The height of a child at 2 years of age normally correlates with the final adult height percentile.

2.  By 6 months of age the birth weight should double, and by 1 year the birth weight should triple.
3.  The absolute best indicator for malnutrition is a child who is <5th percentile for height and weight.
4.  Skeletal and sexual maturity are related more than it is related to chronological age.

5.  The MCC of failure to thrive (FTT) in all age groups is psychosocial deprivation.
6.  In patients with genetic short stature or constitutional delay, birth weight is normal. 

7.  Patients with both genetic short stature and constitutional delay have a growth pattern that is below and parallel to the normal growth curve.


Memorize these 7 facts for an easy point on your CK exam!

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