Does growth hormone therapy before 4 years of age enhance the linear growth of girls with Turner's syndrome?

@article{Backeljauw2008DoesGH,
  title={Does growth hormone therapy before 4 years of age enhance the linear growth of girls with Turner's syndrome?},
  author={Philippe F. Backeljauw},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology \&Metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={78-79}
}
  • P. Backeljauw
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology &Metabolism
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