[Prader-Willi syndrome and growth hormone treatment].

@article{Castinetti2008PraderWilliSA,
  title={[Prader-Willi syndrome and growth hormone treatment].},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Castinetti and Rachel Reynaud and Thierry Brue},
  journal={Annales d'endocrinologie},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 Suppl 1},
  pages={S6-S10}
}
Prader Willi syndrome (PWS) is a hypothalamo-hypophyseal disorder associated with eating disorders, morbid obesity and behavioural troubles. A deletion of a segment of paternal chromosome 15 is the more frequent cause of PWS. The syndrome is associated with increased morbidity (sleep apnea, increased cardio-vascular risk) and mortality (mainly due to respiratory infectious diseases). GH secretion is usually decreased. GH treatment induces height gain, positive body composition changes and… CONTINUE READING

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