Currently used growth-promoting treatment of children results in normal bone mass and density. A prospective trial of discontinuing growth hormone treatment in adolescents.

@article{Fors2001CurrentlyUG,
  title={Currently used growth-promoting treatment of children results in normal bone mass and density. A prospective trial of discontinuing growth hormone treatment in adolescents.},
  author={Hans Fors and Ragnar Bjarnason and L Wir{\'e}nt and Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland and L Bosaeust and B A Bengtsson and Gudmundur Johannsson},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={617-24}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The need for continued GH replacement in patients with childhood-onset GH deficiency (GHD) into adulthood has been recognized. The consequences of discontinuing GH treatment on bone mineralization in adolescent patients with GHD and short stature were examined over a period of 2 years. PATIENTS Forty adolescents (aged 16-21 years) treated with GH for more than 3 years and 16 closely matched healthy controls were studied. After a baseline visit, GH treatment was… CONTINUE READING
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