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Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children (cont.)

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If you are concerned about your child's growth or height, talk to your doctor or health care professional. Your child's height and weight can be compared to normal values for age and sex. In addition, if your child has had regular exams, the rate of growth can be easily evaluated. If there is an unusual pattern of growth and development, a consultation with a pediatric endocrinologist should be considered.

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Many European paintings, particularly those of the Spanish Court, portray people with extremely short stature who may have had growth hormone deficiency (GHD).

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