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Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency

Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency: Introduction

Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency

Treatments for Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency

  • Administration of recombinant human IGF-1
  • Frequent meals to avoid hypoglycemia - especially during infancy.
  • Regular monitoring of growth and development
  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels
  • Regular monitoring for adverse effects of IGF-1 therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency

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Prognosis for Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency

Prognosis for Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency: Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment results in a good prognosis.

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More information about Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency

  1. Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis
 

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