Pubertal growth in children with chronic renal failure on conservative treatment
The pubertal growth spurt was followed for at least 3 years in 5 boys and 6 girls with chronic renal failure on conservative treatment. The peak height velocity averaged 8.6 cm/year (range 5.8–10.1 cm/year) in males and 8.2 cm/year (range 6.4–11.5 cm/year) in females. In none was the pubertal growth spurt below the 3rd percentile for chronological age. At the end of the follow-up period, all patients but 2 had stature within the normal limits of parental target. The relative variation of height averaged —0.013 standard deviation scores per year. On the whole, the pubertal growth spurt was normal in subjects with chronic renal failure on conservative treatment.
Key wordsChronic renal failure Pubertal growth spurt Stature
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