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Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children (cont.)

Outlook

The prognosis is determined by the patient’s response to growth hormone replacement therapy and the underlying cause of the deficiency.

  • Muscle mass may increase.
  • The patient may lose weight.
  • Exercise tolerance and performance may be increased.
  • Energy may increase.
  • Mood may improve.

Complications of growth hormone deficiency may include the following:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014
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