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Growth hormone deficiency in Child
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Contributors: Christine Osborne MD, Marilyn Augustine MD
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Inadequate production or secretion of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary leading to growth failure. Affected individuals should be tested for other pituitary hormone abnormalities.
  • Congenital form – Infants may have only slightly reduced birth length, but growth failure becomes apparent during the first 6-12 months of life. Bone age is usually delayed to a similar degree as height age.
  • Acquired form – Children may present with severe growth failure, delayed bone age, increased weight-to-height ratio, immature facies with underdeveloped nasal bridge and frontal bossing, infantile voice, micropenis in males, and delayed puberty.
  • Acquired form – In adults, deficiency is usually in conjunction with other pituitary hormone deficits and can affect body composition, fracture risk, and quality of life.


E23.0 – Hypopituitarism

397827003 – Growth Hormone Deficiency

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