Body composition, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 concentrations as outcome measures in severely GH-deficient (GHD) patients after childhood GH treatment: a comparison with adult onset GHD patients.


If GH therapy of children with GH deficiency (GHD) has been adequate, body composition should be comparable to that of patients who have undergone normal childhood development and become hypopituitary thereafter. To assess this, body composition was determined in 92 patients with childhood onset (CO) GHD, aged 18-30 yr, who had been treated to final height… (More)


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