IGF-1 DEFICIENCY (SHORT STATURE)

Authors

  • Adnan Halim Combined Military Hospital Kharian
  • Salman Ali Military Hospital Rawalpindi

Keywords:

Growth hormone insensitivity (GHI); Recombinant human insulin like growth factor- 1 (IGF-1); IGF-1 deficiency.

Abstract

Growth represents a sentinel for the general health of a child. One of the uncommon yet treatable causes of short for age child is insulin like growth factor 1 deficiency. We report one such cases. The case is an 18 months old girl of Rawalpindi brought in Military Hospital Rawalpindi on 17th March 2012 with history of Short stature since birth. The patient was diagnosed as having insulin like growth factor 1 deficiency. Recombinant human insulin like growth factor-l (IGF-1) is the recommended treatment.An 18-month old girl, presented in Military Hospital Rawalpindi on 17th March 2012 with history of short stature since birth. Parents noticed that she was not gaining appropriate height as she was failing to match in her linear growth to her peers. Her parents visited many doctors where parents were strongly reassured and vitamin supplements were given but she did not show catch up growth. There was no history of headache

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Published

30-09-2013

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Case Reports

How to Cite

1.
Halim A, Ali S. IGF-1 DEFICIENCY (SHORT STATURE). Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2013 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];63(3):440-42. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/2253