Chongqing Three Gorges University freshman Wu Xia Washington (pictured) came to the Southwest Hospital before she was 18 years old, only 1.2
Chongqing Three Gorges University freshman Wu Xia Washington (pictured) came to the Southwest Hospital before she was 18 years old, only 1.26 meters tall. She begged the experts to make her grow taller, to realize her dream.
Wu Xia told reporters that her family lived in rural areas of Pengshui County, from the age of seven or eight, 1.1 meters of height growth is slow, only a long period of more than and 10 cm. Because of short stature, until now still wear children's clothes. Because of family poverty, never went to a regular hospital examination.
Wu Xia said that starting from junior high school, she had a strong interest in English, remember the words quickly, in the school shorthand competition, high school three years to take the first. Her biggest dream is to be an English teacher. In September this year, as the preparatory class of Miao Wu Xia admitted to the Three Gorges College, to choose professional next year, she wants to be an English teacher's dream to tell the teacher, the teacher said with regret, if her height is not long, it is difficult to achieve this dream.
Department of Endocrinology Southwest Hospital director Wei Ping after diagnosis, according to preliminary detection instrument, Wu Xia belongs to Turner's syndrome, pituitary growth hormone secretion cannot be prompted and sex hormone in the body increased, severely retarded physical development. But because of her age is not closed, the continuous injection of hormone drugs, can be more than 1.5 meters height. 5 years of treatment costs at least $200 thousand.
Director Wei Ping said that this kind of short stature in children is not uncommon in clinical practice, if the early treatment can be achieved by other methods of genetic height. He reminded parents, if the child at the age of more than and 10, there is no secondary sexual characteristics, attention should be paid promptly to the regular hospital inspection. (reporter Li Kui / Wen Qian Bo / photo)
Record number: Yu ICP prepare 05007841
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