Growth and sexual maturation in paediatric patients treated by dialysis and following kidney transplantation.


Linear growth and sexual maturation were assessed in 48 children during dialysis treatment and in 68 children following renal transplantation. Height at the onset of haemodialysis treatment was more than 2 SD below the mean in 33% of prepubertal children. During dialysis treatment most children showed a progressive deterioration in SD score. The onset of… (More)


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