The concentrations of testosterone and estradiol in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

@article{Raczkowski2007TheCO,
  title={The concentrations of testosterone and estradiol in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Jan Wojciech Raczkowski},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={302-4}
}
AIM The role of hormones in development and progression of scoliosis, although suggested, remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of steroid sex hormones in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS A group of 27 girls, aged 12-17 years (mean+/-SD = 14.8+/-1.5 years) in whom right thoracic scoliosis was diagnosed (Cobb angle was from 10 degrees to 55 degrees, mean+/-SD = 30+/-13.8 degrees; Risser test was in the range from 2 to 4, mean+/-SD = 3.7… CONTINUE READING