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

  • Chronic diseases - GI, renal, cardiovascular, and autoimmune

  • Endocrine disorders - Hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, pseudohypoparathyroidism, growth hormone (GH) insensitivity, and insulinlike growth factor (IGF) deficiency

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