Growth Hormone Deficiency In Children

(Pituitary dwarfism) Growth hormone deficiency is the most common pituitary hormone deficiency in children and can be isolated or occur together with the lack of other pituitary hormones. Growth hormone deficiency typically results in growth retardation and short stature with normal proportions. The diagnosis includes the measurement of pituitary hormone levels and MRI for the detection of structural abnormalities of the pituitary or of brain tumors. Treatment is usually for…

September 3, 2018