Transitioning patients with childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency to treatment in adulthood

Ron G. Rosenfeld

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Abstract

The transition through adolescence into adult life is fraught with physical, psychological, and social issues, even for the individual without underlying medical conditions. For the patient with childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency, this transition represents a critical phase, as an increasing body of evidence supports the concept that growth hormone treatment should be continued throughout adult life. Major issues include the need for confirmation of the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency, the appropriate dosage of growth hormone during the transitional phase, dose titration during treatment, monitoring of therapeutic benefit and potential adverse effects, and optimization of compliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1361-1365
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume15
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Adults
  • Growth hormone
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Insulin-like growth factor
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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