Resolution of apparent growth hormone-dependent growth failure during puberty: a case report
A prepubertal boy with apparent growth hormone (GH)-dependent growth failure displayed a marked increase in growth velocity, normal GH responses to arginine/insulin infusion and a fourfold increase in spontaneous 24-hour GH secretion following the onset of normal puberty. The case supports earlier observations of a transient form of GH insufficiency in some short prepubertal children, but represents the first evidence that puberty restores spontaneous as well as stimulated GH secretion in such patients.
|Authors||Weissberger, A. J.;Ho, K. Y.;Lazarus, L. :|
|Publisher Name||HORM RES PAEDIATR|
|Published Date||1989-01-01 00:00:00|