Growth Failure in Children (cont.)
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Early therapeutic intervention is important. Therapy should begin before the child's growth process is complete.
For children with hypothyroidism or growth hormone deficiency, hormone replacement therapy usually results in a period of rapid catch-up growth, with subsequent normal growth until the growth process is complete.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/12/2015
Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD
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