Growth hormone deficiency

Could you assist in finding US prevalence data on Growth hormone deficiency in children and Growth hormone deficiency in adults. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

The investigators involved in the Utah Growth study estimated the prevalence of pediatric growth hormone deficiency in the United States as at least 1 case per 3480 children. While this study was published in 1994, we were unable to identify more recent domestic data. CLICK HERE to read the abstract of this report published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Regarding adult growth hormone deficiency, the authors of the Medscape Reference article on this topic write, " An estimated 6,000 adults are diagnosed with GH deficiency every year in the United States. Adult GH deficiency has been estimated to affect 1 in 100,000 people annually."

Last updated on 05-01-20

Healthcare Resources

Endocrine Society - Transitions of Care

The Endocrine Society has developed a Transitions of Care toolkit to help care teams ease the transition from a pediatric doctor to a new adult doctor.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Where To Start

Pediatric Endocrine Society

The Pediatric Endocrine Society provides an online fact sheet entitled "Growth Hormone Deficiency: A Guide for Families."

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: The MAGIC Foundation 4200 Cantera Dr. #106
Warrenville, IL, 60555, United States
Phone: 630-836-8200 Toll Free: 800-362-4423 Fax : 630-836-8181 Email: Url:
Name: Hormone Health Network United States Toll Free: 1-800-HORMONE (1-800-467-6663) Email: Url:
Name: Pituitary Network Association P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91358 , United States
Phone: +1-805-499-9973 Fax : +1-805-480-0633 Email: Url:
Name: Human Growth Foundation 997 Glen Cove Avenue, Suite 5
Glen Head, NY, 11545, United States
Toll Free: 1-800-451-6434 Fax : 516-671-4055 Email: Url:
Name: Hormone Health Network United States Toll Free: 1–800–HORMONE (1–800–467–6663) Email: Url:
Name: Child Growth Foundation United Kingdom Phone: 020 8995 0257 Email: Url:

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