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Being bullied because of having height below average is a sad thing. It will be even more painful if it is caused by certain diseases. Ones are already sad because the height is not like it should be and could even sadder because of the disease they suffered. Lulu, a child from Jakarta went to the hospital because she was the shortest child in her school, only 110 cm tall at the age of 13 years and had not experienced any menstrual signs. After being examined, it turned out that Lulu had a condition called the Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiency (MPHD). MPHD is an endocrine disorder that causes short stature. This disease may occur as a result of lesions obtained in the hypothalamo-pituitary area such as tumors, surgery, trauma, or irradiation.
Lulu experiences short stature caused by a lack of growth hormone (based on the results of growth hormone testing and bone age) and a delay in puberty caused by the production of less growth hormone by the patient's body. Lulu also suffers from osteoporosis due to vitamin D deficiency so she must get vitamin D and calcium supplementation regularly.
Currently, Lulu needs to purchase medicine in the form of injected growth hormones every day. Giving this hormone is very important so that she can grow and develop like other children. This girl who is also sufferers of alpha thalassemia is a farmer's daughter who are underprivileged.
Let's help Lulu get treatment!
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