Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is the most common hormone deficiency associated with pituitary dysfunction, occurring in 61-100% of individuals with pituitary hormone deficiency. In adults, it is most commonly caused by pituitary damage from trauma, compression, or radiation therapy. GHD leads to the development of significant comorbid diseases and reduced quality of life. Once identified, it can be corrected with lifelong growth hormone (GH) replacement.

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Content Review: 
April 2018

Last Update: November 2019