Which physical findings are characteristic of acquired hyposomatotropism (growth hormone deficiency [GHD])?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Findings in patients with acquired hyposomatotropism are summarized below:

  • Short stature

  • Frontal bossing

  • Flattened nasal bridge 

  • Forehead prominence

  • Delayed dental eruption and exfoliation

  • Delayed bone age

  • Increased weight-to-height ratio

  • Poor muscle tone (motor delay may result)

  • Laryngeal hypoplasia

  • Poor hair and nail growth

  • Delayed puberty

  • Normal genitalia

  • Normal skeletal proportions

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