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Childhood-Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency (CGHD)

Growth Hormone is Critical to Child Development

Promotes Growth


Reduction in auxological parameters:

• Short stature

• Low growth velocity (speed) for age

• Increased fat around the waist

• Delayed tooth development

Childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency (CGHD) is an endocrine condition associated with a broad range of health issues from childhood through to adulthood, which requires particular attention during the transition period from adolescence to young adulthood.

Number of Potential Tests Annually



*Navigant study 2009, TVG study 2017, Huron Consulting study 2018

GHD in children can be congenital or acquired and either isolated or combined with other pituitary hormone defects. There are many well-defined causes of GHD in children, but the cause is often unknown (idiopathic GHD). The definitions of the various types of GHD and other causes of short stature are given in the International Classification of Pediatric Endocrine Diagnoses (ICPED).!/1

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