Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of primary growth disorders in 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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For primary growth disorders, include the following:

  • Osteochondrodysplasias - Group of disorders characterized by intrinsic abnormalities of cartilage and/or bone

  • Chromosomal abnormalities - Aberrations of autosomes and sex chromosomes

  • Intrauterine growth retardation - Infections, syndromes, placental abnormalities, and maternal disorders

  • Genetic short stature

  • Constitutional delay of growth and maturation


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