Growth Hormone Therapy in Progeria

  title={Growth Hormone Therapy in Progeria},
  author={A. Sadeghi-Nejad and L. Demmer},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism},
  pages={633 - 638}
  • A. Sadeghi-Nejad,, L. Demmer
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Catabolic processes seen in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria resemble those of normal aging and, in the affected children, usually result in death at an early age. In addition to its growth promoting effects, growth hormone (GH) has potent anabolic properties. Administration of GH ameliorates some of the catabolic effects of normal aging. We report the results of GH treatment in a young child with progeria. 
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