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Short stature due to GHSR deficiency

Disease definition

Short stature due to GHSR deficiency is a rare, genetic, endocrine growth disease, resulting from growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) deficiency, characterized by postnatal growth delay that results in short stature (less than -2 SD). The pituitary gland is typically without morphological changes, although anterior pituitary gland hypoplasia has been reported.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Ghrelin receptor deficiency
    • Short stature due to growth hormone secretagogue receptor deficiency
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: E34.3
  • OMIM: 615925
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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