Raised somatomedin activity in the serum of young boys with Perthes' disease revealed by bioassay. A disease of growth transition?


This paper reports a study of the serum somatomedin activity in 67 boys with Perthes' disease and in 43 control boys aged three to 11 years. It was undertaken to evaluate some abnormalities of growth in children with Perthes' disease that have been previously reported. A brief account is given of knowledge relating to somatomedins in postnatal and fetal… (More)


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