Is further evaluation for growth hormone (GH) deficiency necessary in fibromyalgia patients with low serum insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I levels?

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OBJECTIVE Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by diffuse pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances; symptoms that resemble the adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency syndrome. Many FM patients have low serum GH levels, with a hypothesized aetiology of dysregulated GH/insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I axis. The aim of this study was to assess the GH reserve in FM… (More)

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@article{Yuen2007IsFE, title={Is further evaluation for growth hormone (GH) deficiency necessary in fibromyalgia patients with low serum insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I levels?}, author={K. C. Yuen and Robert Bennett and Cheryl A Hryciw and Marie B Cook and Sharon A. Rhoads and David M. Cook}, journal={Growth hormone & IGF research : official journal of the Growth Hormone Research Society and the International IGF Research Society}, year={2007}, volume={17 1}, pages={82-8} }