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Non-acquired isolated growth hormone deficiency

Disease definition

A rare non-acquired pituitary hormone deficiency characterized by growth deficiency, delayed bone age, and short stature of variable severity and age of onset, and with variable response to treatment with recombinant human growth hormone, depending on the respective subtype of the disease. Hormone deficiency may be quantitative or qualitative in nature.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Congenital IGHD
    • Congenital isolated GH deficiency
    • Congenital isolated growth hormone deficiency
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal
  • ICD-10: E23.0
  • OMIM: 173100  262400  262650  300123  307200  612781
  • UMLS: C0013338  C0271561
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 12556
  • MedDRA: 10035083

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