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Growth Failure in Children (cont.)

Growth Failure in Children Treatment

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Treatment is directed at the cause of growth failure. Hormone replacement therapy may be necessary in children with hypothyroidism or growth hormone deficiency.

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Short stature may be the normal expression of genetic potential, in which case the growth rate is normal, or it may be the result of a condition that causes growth failure with a lower-than-normal growth rate.

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