hrp0086rfc14.4 | Growth : Mechanisms | ESPE2016

Genetic Diagnosis of Congenital Growth Hormone Deficiency by Massive Parallel Sequencing Using a Target Gene Panel

Nakaguma Marilena , de Lima Jorge Alexander Augusto , de Assis Funari Mariana Ferreira , Lerario Antonio Marcondes , de Azevedo Correa Fernanda , de Carvalho Luciani Renata Silveira , de Mendonca Berenice Bilharinho , Arnhold Ivo Jorge Prado

Background: Congenital GH deficiency (GHD) can be isolated (IGHD) or combined with other pituitary hormone deficiencies (CPHD). The identification of mutations has clinical implications for the management of patients and genetic counseling1.Objective: To prospectively conduct a molecular-genetic analysis in genes associated with IGHD or CPHD.Method: Forty patients with IGHD (n=8) or CPHD (n=32) were stu...