Symptoms vary depending on the child's age, underlying cause, and the involved hormone. Signs and symptoms may develop gradually and may not be specific.
Signs and symptoms that may be present in newborn babies include:
In older infants and children, the following signs and symptoms may be present:
The doctor or health care practitioner may schedule routine checkups every three months to monitor growth and development.
Frequent checkups for children on growth hormone replacement therapy may be scheduled to monitor progress and side effects.
A doctor who specializes in studying hormones (a pediatric endocrinologist) should supervise the treatment of children with hypopituitarism.
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