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Laron Dwarfism

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

Symptoms of Laron Dwarfism

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
  • more treatments...»

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Laron Dwarfism: Complications

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Causes of Laron Dwarfism

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Laron Dwarfism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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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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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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Laron Dwarfism

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

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