Growth hormone deficiency in Child
- 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