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Laron Syndrome

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

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
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Laron Syndrome?

Laron Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Laron Syndrome

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Laron Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Laron Syndrome

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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.

Research about Laron Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Laron Syndrome

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Laron Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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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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More information about Laron Syndrome

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

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