Greater efficiency of human growth hormone therapy in children below five years of age with growth hormone deficiency. A 5-year follow-up study.


The effect of human growth hormone (hGH) therapy was studied in 39 prepubertal children with growth hormone deficiency (24 with isolated growth hormone deficiency; 15 with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies) who had been treated for 2-5 years. They were divided into two groups according to age at the initiation of therapy: group A (n = 21), 0.7-4.8… (More)