Circadian growth hormone secretion in asymptomatic human immune deficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Heijligenberg1996CircadianGH,
  title={Circadian growth hormone secretion in asymptomatic human immune deficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={Rik Heijligenberg and Hans P. Sauerwein and Georg Brabant and Erik Endert and Martijn Hommes and Johannes Anthonius Romijn},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1996},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={4028-32}
}
Although anabolic effects of GH supplementation have been reported in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, the effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection per se on GH secretion are unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the characteristics of GH secretion in eight asymptomatic HIV-infected men, eight clinically stable male AIDS patients, and eight healthy controls. Wasting AIDS patients were not included to circumvent the confounding effects of opportunistic disease on GH… CONTINUE READING