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GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY (PEDIATRIC)
Growth hormone deficiency is a congenital or an acquired growth hormone axis disruption in the higher brain, hypothalamus or pituitary which results in short stature.
It may occur at any age.
Short stature is often the only feature present in patients with growth hormone deficiency and other causes of subnormal growth rate.
Etiology may be congenital conditions (eg defective pituitary development that leads to pituitary aplasia, empty sella, encephalocele, midline defects) or acquired conditions (eg tumors of the hypothalamic-pituitary region, cranial irradiation, infiltrative disease).
Drug Information

Indication: Replacement therapy in adults w/ pronounced growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Growth disturbance due to insuffi...

Indication: Adult & childhood onset growth hormone deficiency (GHD). In childn, growth retardation due to GHD, growth ...

Indication: Growth failure in childn caused by decreased or absent secretion of endogenous growth hormone (GH). Growth fai...

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