Hyposomatotropism (Growth Hormone Deficiency) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

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

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

  • Rickets

Differential Diagnoses