Growth hormone evaluation in duchenne muscular dystrophy

@article{Merlini1988GrowthHE,
  title={Growth hormone evaluation in duchenne muscular dystrophy},
  author={Dott. L. Merlini and Claudia Granata and A C Ballestrazzi and Ferdinando Cornelio and P. Tassoni and S. Tugnoli and Emanuele Cacciari},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences},
  year={1988},
  volume={9},
  pages={471-475}
}
Growth hormone (GH) release with pharmacological tests and sleep test, somatomedin C and auxological features were studied in 10 patients affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. GH release in these patients seems to be lower than normal; moreover some of them are of short stature without an evident relationship with GH deficit. The possible significance of the data obtained is discussed, particularly in relation to the clinical course of the disease, and to current therapeutic trials with a GH… CONTINUE READING

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