Laron Dwarfism: Introduction
Laron Dwarfism: 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.
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Symptoms of Laron Dwarfism
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Treatments for Laron Dwarfism
- 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
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Laron Dwarfism: Complications
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Causes of Laron Dwarfism
- The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Laron Dwarfism: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Laron Dwarfism
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis...read more »
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Prognosis for Laron Dwarfism
Prognosis for Laron Dwarfism:
Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment results in a good prognosis.
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Types of Laron Dwarfism
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Definitions of Laron Dwarfism:
An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by short stature, defective GROWTH HORMONE RECEPTOR, and failure to generate INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR I by GROWTH HORMONE. Laron syndrome is not a form of primary pituitary dwarfism (GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY DWARFISM) but the result of mutation of the human GHR gene on chromosome 5.
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