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Which sex is the carrier of the isolated growth hormone deficiency?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Neither

Few cases of GH deficiency are familial and those that are can affect either sex equally.
If both a parent and one or more child have clear GH deficiency, it could be inherited as an autosomal dominant gene, meaning that approximately half of the children could be affected. If neither parent is affected and more than one child has clear GH deficiency, then it is likely autosomal recessive

In brief: Neither

Few cases of GH deficiency are familial and those that are can affect either sex equally.
If both a parent and one or more child have clear GH deficiency, it could be inherited as an autosomal dominant gene, meaning that approximately half of the children could be affected. If neither parent is affected and more than one child has clear GH deficiency, then it is likely autosomal recessive
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