Insulin-like growth factor in pregnancy: studies in a growth hormone-deficient dwarf.

Serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF I and IGF II) were measured before, during and after pregnancy in a GH-deficient dwarf. At no time during these periods did the patient secrete GH in response to an arginine infusion or insulin tolerance test. IGF I and IGF II concentrations before pregnancy were low and similar to those of… CONTINUE READING