Constitutional Growth Delay Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Pamela A Clark, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is constitutional growth delay?

What is the pathophysiology of constitutional growth delay?

What is the prevalence of constitutional growth delay?

What are the racial predilections of constitutional growth delay?

What are the sexual predilections of constitutional growth delay?

At what age is constitutional growth delay typically diagnosed?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of constitutional growth delay?

Which physical findings are characteristic of constitutional growth delay?

What causes constitutional growth delay?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Constitutional Growth Delay?

Workup

How is constitutional growth delay diagnosed?

What is the role of hormonal lab tests in the workup of constitutional growth delay?

What is the role of routine lab tests in the workup of constitutional growth delay?

What is the role of genetic testing in the workup of constitutional growth delay?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of constitutional growth delay?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of constitutional growth delay?

Treatment

How is constitutional growth delay treated?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of constitutional growth delay?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of constitutional growth delay?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of constitutional growth delay?

Which medications in the drug class Anabolic steroids are used in the treatment of Constitutional Growth Delay?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of constitutional growth delay?

Which medications are used in the treatment of constitutional growth delay?

What are the possible complications of constitutional growth delay?

How does constitutional growth delay affect bone density in adulthood?

What is the prognosis of constitutional growth delay?

What is included in patient education about constitutional growth delay?