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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
The first step in treating your child is forming an accurate and complete diagnosis. Your child’s doctor will most likely start by taking the child’s medical history, including questions about the family’s medical history, and performing a physical exam. Other tests might include:
It can sometimes be difficult to determine what’s causing a child’s delayed puberty. An extreme case of CGD might delay puberty so long that it appears that it might be caused by an underlying medication condition.
Sometimes doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy to see whether they can trigger puberty. Whether this works or not often provides information about what caused the delayed puberty, but it’s far from foolproof—even CGD will sometimes fail to respond to an initial hormone trigger.
After all tests are complete, we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”