Growth hormone status in adults treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood.

@article{Brennan1998GrowthHS,
  title={Growth hormone status in adults treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood.},
  author={Bernadette Brennan and Asad Rahim and Eric Mackie and Osborn B. Eden and Stephen M. Shalet},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={777-83}
}
OBJECTIVE Growth hormone status was assessed in a cohort of 32 (16 male) adults who had received cranial irradiation (XRT) in childhood as part of their treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and compared with 35 age matched young adults (18 male). DESIGN Height and weight were measured in all subjects and the heights of the patients at XRT were obtained from their case notes. Each patient and control underwent two provocative tests of growth hormone (GH) secretion using insulin (0… CONTINUE READING

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