What are the common symptoms of growth hormone deficiency (pediatric)?

The main sign of GHD is slow height growth of less than 3.5 cm (about 1.4 inches) each year, although the body has normal proportions. The child with GHD may also have:
 
  • A younger-looking face
  • A chubby body build
  • Impaired hair growth
  • Delayed puberty
  • Slow growth or absence of growth 
  • Short stature (below the fifth percentile compared to other children of the same age and sex) 
  • Absent or delayed sexual development during puberty 
  • Headaches
  • Immature face, meaning he or she looks much younger than his or her peers
 
Symptoms of other pituitary hormone deficiencies that may co-exist with GHD:
 
  • Increased urination and amount of urine 
  • Excessive thirst 
  • Facial abnormalities can be present in children with GHD, typically caused by pituitary defects

 

 

GHD (pediatric) symptoms

 

 

 


Sources:
  • "Growth Hormone Deficiency." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Apr. 2017. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
  • "Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms." EndocrineWeb. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
  • "Growth Hormone Deficiency." NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.

 

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