Growth Hormone Resistance Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Arlan L Rosenbloom, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What is the pathophysiology of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What is the prevalence of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What are the racial predilections of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What are the sexual predilections of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

At what age is growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) typically diagnosed?

What is the prognosis of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What is included in patient education about growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) and STAT5b mutation?

What causes growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What are the possible complications of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

DDX

How is growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) differentiated from severe growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Growth Hormone Resistance?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Treatment

How is growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

How is growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What is the efficacy of rhIGF-I for the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

What are reported adverse effects of medications used in the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Which medications in the drug class Peptide growth factors are used in the treatment of Growth Hormone Resistance?