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What is Laron Syndrome?

What is Laron Syndrome?

  • Laron Syndrome: 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.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Laron Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Laron Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Laron Syndrome:

Broader types of Laron Syndrome:

Who gets Laron Syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Laron Syndrome: female predominance

Racial predominance for Laron Syndrome: Middle East - usually in families where parents are related.

How serious is Laron Syndrome?

Prognosis of Laron Syndrome: Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment results in a good prognosis.
Complications of Laron Syndrome: see complications of Laron Syndrome

What causes Laron Syndrome?

Causes of Laron Syndrome: see causes of Laron Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Laron Syndrome?

Symptoms of Laron Syndrome: see symptoms of Laron Syndrome

Complications of Laron Syndrome: see complications of Laron Syndrome

Can anyone else get Laron Syndrome?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Laron Syndrome

Laron Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Laron Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Laron Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Laron Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Laron Syndrome.
Treatments for Laron Syndrome: see treatments for Laron Syndrome
Research for Laron Syndrome: see research for Laron Syndrome

Name of Laron Syndrome

Main name of condition: Laron Syndrome


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