Growth Hormone Deficiency

by Cathy Parkes January 03, 2022

A child with Growth Hormone Deficiency would have an average birth weight/length, but show delayed growth through childhood.

A child with Growth Hormone Deficiency would have an average birth weight/length, but show delayed growth through childhood.

GH replacement therapy (e.g., somatropin) may be indicated, but should be discontinued once epiphyseal fusion has occurred.



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