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What causes growth hormone deficiency in a fraternal twin (female)?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Depends

When kids are diagnosed with gh deficiency, a brain MRI is done to look for anything which may be disturbing the pituitary gland.
Most often, gh deficiency is idiopathic, meaning that we don't know. Being a fraternal twin does not influence the cause unless there might have been difficulties with either pregnancy or delivery.

In brief: Depends

When kids are diagnosed with gh deficiency, a brain MRI is done to look for anything which may be disturbing the pituitary gland.
Most often, gh deficiency is idiopathic, meaning that we don't know. Being a fraternal twin does not influence the cause unless there might have been difficulties with either pregnancy or delivery.
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