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Turner syndrome (TS) is the most common sex-chromosome abnormality in females. Short stature and hypogonadism are the classical clinical findings. The spontaneous final height (FH) ranges between 139 and 147 cm, representing a growth deficit of about 20 cm with respect to the unaffected population. GH therapy improves FH and should be started during… (More)
Although it is difficult to reach international agreement on the definition of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in children and adolescents, great efforts to do so have been made during the last two decades. A somewhat limited definition of GHD is: a combination of auxological, clinical, biochemical and metabolic abnormalities caused by lack or insufficiency… (More)
Diabetes mellitus is a common autoimmune endocrine disorder associated with organ-specific autoantibodies which are frequently detected at the time of diagnosis. Some of these antibodies are specific to the pancreas (GAD, IA2, ICA) while others are related to different autoimmune diseases. Aim of the study: To define the prevalence of thyroid autoimmune… (More)
Children with diabetes mellitus are not significantly heavier than their peers, and those who are obese do not have poorer diabetic control.
A boy with a ring 18 chromosome karyotype was referred because of short stature; he had growth hormone deficiency and possible hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Many children with major chromosomal abnormalities are short, but this case emphasises the need to consider growth hormone deficiency in addition.
OBJECTIVE To determine the genetic profile of celiac disease (CD) in Libyan children with type 1 diabetes as there are no data on the frequency of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-related CD-predisposing genes in diabetic patients in Libya. METHODS We randomly studied 218 Libyan type 1 diabetic children. The mean age was 12.2±4.6 years; 56% were female… (More)
We describe three children, now aged between 5 and 6 years, with a persistent mild hyperthyrotropinaemia since the neonatal period and normal levels of thyroid hormones. The increased thyroid stimulating hormone concentration is not artefactual and is not caused by antibody interferences. Their growth and development is normal and none has received thyroid… (More)
Serum thyroid stimulating hormone and thyroxine concentrations were monitored in 42 infants who had been treated for congenital hypothyroidism. Serum thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations were raised in 22 of the infants (52%) at 2 to 4 months, in 16 (38%) at 5 to 11 months, in 14 (33%) at 12 to 18 months, and in eight (19%) at 2 to 4 years. Serum… (More)
Thyroid function was assessed in three selected groups of children who had survived cancer. Children in group 1 had received radiotherapy to the thyroid area, group 2 had radiotherapy to the thyroid area and adjuvant chemotherapy, and group 3 had chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy away from the thyroid area. There were 75 survivors and 63 (40 boys,… (More)
Aminoglutethimide (AG) inhibits steroid biosynthesis and the peripheral conversion of androgens to oestrogens (Santen et al., 1978; Dexter et al., 1967). Aminoglutethimide has proved to be an effective therapy in advanced breast cancer with response rates of 37.5-50% (Wells et al., 1978; Harris et al., 1983) and duration of response similar to… (More)