Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 82–83 | Cite as

Growth preservation after brief growth hormone therapy in chronic renal insufficiency

  • Barry L. Warshaw
  • Margaret Shaw
  • Richard N. Fine
Brief report


A boy of 3 years 8 months with short stature due to chronic renal insufficiency was treated with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for 20 months. Catch-up growth was achieved and the improvement of the height standard deviation score was sustained throughout an additional 4 years of follow-up without further rhGH therapy.

Key words: Recombinant human growth hormone Growth Chronic renal insufficiency 

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© IPNA - International Pediatric Nephrology Association New York, USA 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry L. Warshaw
    • 1
  • Margaret Shaw
    • 2
  • Richard N. Fine
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USAGE
  2. 2.Egleston Children’s Hospital at Emory University
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USAUS

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