Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 22, 2018
  • Author: Vaneeta Bamba, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the focus of clinical history for pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the focus of the physical exam to evaluate pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the most reliable test for pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the role of growth hormone injection in the treatment of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD) treated?

What is pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the prevalence of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What are the racial predilections of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What are the sexual predilections of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

At what age is pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD) typically diagnosed?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings suggest pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

How should height and weight be measured in the evaluation of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

How is proportionality determined in the evaluation of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

How is pubertal status determined in the evaluation of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

Which syndromes are associated with pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What causes pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

How is skeletal maturation estimated in the workup of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

How is a diagnosis of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD) confirmed?

Treatment

How is pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

Guidelines

What are the Pediatric Endocrine Society treatment guidelines for pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

Which medications in the drug class Growth hormones are used in the treatment of Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What are the possible complications of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is the prognosis of pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?

What is included in the patient education about pediatric growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?