Improvement in Growth Rate and Mean Predicted Height during Long-Term Treatment with Growth Hormone in Children with Non-Growth Hormone Deficient Short Stature
Children with short stature, a normal RIA GH response to provocative stimuli, delayed bone age and a decreased growth rate for age comprise a heterogenous group (1–7). An inadequate growth rate in prepubertal children suggests deficits of growth promoting factors and/or hormones or the inability to respond to them (8–20). The term “short normal” children is an inappropriate designation for these children.
KeywordsGrowth Hormone Short Stature Human Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Treatment Short Child
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