Recombinant human growth hormone improves the fat redistribution syndrome (lipodystrophy) in patients with HIV.

@article{Wanke1999RecombinantHG,
  title={Recombinant human growth hormone improves the fat redistribution syndrome (lipodystrophy) in patients with HIV.},
  author={Christine A. Wanke and J{\"u}l L Gerrior and J Kantaros and Eoin Coakley and Mary Albrecht},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 15},
  pages={2099-103}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in the treatment of the fat redistribution syndrome (FRS) in patients with HIV. DESIGN A prospective, open-label study. SETTING An urban, university-affiliated Infectious Disease Clinic. PATIENTS Ten HIV-infected patients (seven men, three women) with FRS. INTERVENTIONS Treatment with 6 mg of rhGH a day, subcutaneously for 12 weeks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Body mass index (BMI), body composition by… CONTINUE READING
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