Acceleration of growth in Turner syndrome patients treated with growth hormone: Summary of three-year results

R. G. Rosenfeld

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Abstract

In 1983, a multicenter, collaborative prospective study was begun to investigate the efficacy of human growth hormone (hGH), alone and in combination with oxandrolone, in girls with Turner syndrome. While subjects in the control group grew 3.8 cm/yr (-0.1 SD for untreated Turner patients), subjects receiving hGH alone grew 6.6, 5.4 and 4.6 cm/yr in years 1-3, respectively (+3.1, +2.0, +1.4 SD). Subjects in the combination therapy group grew 9.8, 7.4 and 6.1 cm/yr (+6.6, +4.3, +3.0 SD). Turner subjects in both treatment groups showed increased in Bayley-Pinneau predicted adult heights and in Turner projected adult heights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume12
Issue number8 SUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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