A Comparison of Fasting Plasma Insulin and Growth Hormone Concentrations in Marasmic, Kwashiorkor, Marasmic-Kwashiorkor and Underweight Children

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Summary: Fasting plasma insulin and growth hormone concentrations were measured in 24 marasmic, 11 kwashiorkor, 16 marasmic- kwashiorkor, and 4 underweight children. Hormone measurements were made by a special modification of the Hales and Randle double antibody immunoassay with increased sensitivity in the concentration range 0–25 μU/ml. Fasting plasma… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-197705000-00003

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