Growth Disorders: Hereditary


A variety of familial endocrine and other Mendelian disorders, as well as syndromes and cytogenetic disorders that affect growth, are caused by mutations in genes that function in metabolic pathways.

Keywords: growth hormone; congenital adrenal hyperplasia; isolated growth hormone deficiency; combined pituitary hormone deficiency; endocrinopathies; chromosomal disorders


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Further Reading

Baxter JD, Melmed S and New MI (eds.) (2002) Genetics in Endocrinology. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Web Links

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). Source of information on genes, diseases; DNA, mapping & mutations

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Phillips, John A(Jan 2006) Growth Disorders: Hereditary. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005944]