Laron Syndrome: Introduction
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.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Laron Syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Laron Syndrome
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Treatments for Laron Syndrome
- 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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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Laron Syndrome:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Laron Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Laron Syndrome
- The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Laron Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Laron Syndrome
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...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...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...read more »
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Laron Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Laron Syndrome
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Prognosis for Laron Syndrome
Prognosis for Laron Syndrome:
Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment results in a good prognosis.
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Research about Laron Syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Laron Syndrome
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Laron Syndrome include:
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Statistics for Laron Syndrome
Laron Syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Laron Syndrome
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Definitions of Laron Syndrome:
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
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