Effect of 6 months of growth hormone treatment in young children with Prader-Willi syndrome.

@article{Eiholzer1997EffectO6,
  title={Effect of 6 months of growth hormone treatment in young children with Prader-Willi syndrome.},
  author={Urs Eiholzer and Raimund Weber and Katharina Stutz and Hans C. Steinert},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  year={1997},
  volume={423},
  pages={66-8}
}
Nine prepubertal children with Prader-Willi syndrome were treated with growth hormone (GH; 24 IU/m2/week) for 6 months. Mean height increased by 0.8 SD and mean weight for height decreased by 0.7 SD over this 6-month treatment period. Body fat, measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, decreased by 22.5% over the period of GH treatment, whereas fat-free… CONTINUE READING