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When do we first diagnose growth disorders?

Among other symptoms, Growth Hormone Deficiency and Turner’s Syndrome are characterized by short stature, they should have been detected early during routine child investigations. Yet, this was not always the case.

The figures illustrates that many children are diagnosed late. Almost 3 out of 4 children with Growth Hormone Deficiency, and almost 40% of all children with Turner’s Syndrome are diagnosed after the age of 5 years. This is late, many of these children might have been treated earlier, and this is the reason why we believe in internet preventive care. Measuring children is not difficult. Childhealth24.com is able to “automatically pick up children who are too short for age.

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Graphs provided by courtesy of Schweizer et al. 2009. Prevalence and Incidence of Endocrine Disorders in Children: Results of a Survey in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria (EndoPrIn BB) 2000 – 2001

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When do we first diagnose growth disorders?

When do we first diagnose growth disorders?

In 2000 and 2001 a survey was performed in Southern Germany to investigate at what age two common growth disorders are usually diagnosed. The diagnosis Growth Hormone Deficiency is found in approximately 1 child out of 4000; Turner’s Syndrome is found in approximately 1 child out of 2000. more

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