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Laron Pituitary Dwarfism

Laron Pituitary Dwarfism: Introduction

Laron Pituitary 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Laron Pituitary Dwarfism is available below.

Symptoms of Laron Pituitary Dwarfism

Treatments for Laron Pituitary 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
  • more treatments...»

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Laron Pituitary Dwarfism: Complications

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Causes of Laron Pituitary Dwarfism

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Prognosis for Laron Pituitary Dwarfism

Prognosis for Laron Pituitary Dwarfism: Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment results in a good prognosis.

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More information about Laron Pituitary Dwarfism

  1. Laron Pituitary Dwarfism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis
 

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