He diagnosed Brayden with Laron syndrome, a rare genetic growth disorder that causes short stature and low blood sugar.
In the 1990's, researchers at Cincinnati Children's conducted a study for a drug called "Increlex" for treatment of patients with Laron Syndrome.
Proposed possible explanations include microcephaly, Laron Syndrome
or endemic hypothyroidism ("cretinism").
Jaime Guevara-Aguirre, an Ecuadorean physician, discovered the people--who have Laron syndrome
and are generally less than three-and-a-half feet tall--in remote villages.
floresiensis fossils exhibit 33 skeletal symptoms of Laron syndrome
, a type of insensitivity to growth hormones.
The community includes many members with Laron syndrome
, a deficiency in a gene that prevents the body from using growth hormone.
Miniature humans whose prehistoric remains were recently unearthed on an Indonesian island may have had a genetic disease known as Laron syndrome.
Various genetic mutations can produce Laron syndrome, in which the body is unresponsive to growth hormone.
Un mundo pequeno / Sangre es poder - A Small World / Blood is Power (Ecuador/Mexico) This episode visits the Ecuadorian village of Balsas, where a large segment of the population suffers from Laron Syndrome
, a strange genetic affliction that keeps them from growing any taller than 125 centimeters.
There is currently no approved treatment available for growth deficiency due to Laron syndrome