The advantage of measuring stimulated as compared with spontaneous growth hormone levels in the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency.

Abstract

To clarify the relative usefulness of measuring stimulated as compared with spontaneous growth hormone levels in the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency, we studied 54 short prepubertal children--23 with growth hormone deficiency identified by stimulation tests and 31 with idiopathic short stature who had normal responses to growth hormone stimulation… (More)

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