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Score of Blum et al for Identifying a Patient with the Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency (GHRD, Modified Savage Score)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD) using the criteria of Blum et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E23

Description:

Blum et al developed new biochemical criteria for the diagnosis of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD), with the addition of 2 criteria to those of Savage et al (previous section). The authors are from Tubingen University Children's Hospital (Germany), St. Bartholomew's Hospital (London) and the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm).

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