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What is the definition of Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Isolated growth hormone deficiency is a condition caused by a severe shortage or absence of growth hormone. Growth hormone is a protein that is necessary for the normal growth of the body's bones and tissues. Because they do not have enough of this hormone, people with isolated growth hormone deficiency commonly experience a failure to grow at the expected rate and have unusually short stature. This condition is usually apparent by early childhood.

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What are the causes of Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Isolated growth hormone deficiency is caused by mutations in one of at least three genes. Isolated growth hormone deficiency types IA and II are caused by mutations in the GH1 gene. Type IB is caused by mutations in either the GH1 or GHRHR gene. Type III is caused by mutations in the BTK gene.

How prevalent is Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency?

The incidence of isolated growth hormone deficiency is estimated to be 1 in 4,000 to 10,000 individuals worldwide.

Is Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency an inherited disorder?

Isolated growth hormone deficiency can have different inheritance patterns depending on the type of the condition.

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University Vita Salute San Raffaele

Department Of Pediatrics, Endocrine Unit, Vita Salute San Raffaele University 
Milan, IT 

Maria Vigone is in Milan, Italy. Vigone is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency. She is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Congenital Hypothyroidism, Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency, Neonatal Hypothyroidism, and Hypothyroidism.

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University Vita Salute San Raffaele

Department Of Pediatrics, Endocrine Unit, Vita Salute San Raffaele University 
Milan, IT 

Giovanna Weber is in Milan, Italy. Weber is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency. She is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Congenital Hypothyroidism, Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency, Neonatal Hypothyroidism, and Hypothyroidism.

 
 
 
 
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Université De Montréal

Montreal, QC, CA 

Guy Van Vliet is in Montreal, Canada. Van Vliet is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency. He is also highly rated in 14 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Congenital Hypothyroidism, Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency, Thyroid Dysgenesis, and Hypothyroidism.

What are the latest Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency Clinical Trials?
The Myelin Disorders Biorepository Project and Global Leukodystrophy Initiative Clinical Trials Network
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Clinical Characterization and Trial of Growth Hormone Treatment in Patients With Aggrecan (ACAN) Deficiency
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Published Date:updated Last, February

Published By: National Institutes of Health

What are the Latest Advances for Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency?
Levothyroxine treatment for congenital hypothyroidism based on thyroid function: a 10-year clinical retrospective study.
Comparison Among Two Liquid Formulations of L-thyroxine in the Treatment of Congenital Hypothyroidism in the First Month of Life: A Pilot Study.
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