The effect of short stature, portal hypertension, and cholestasis on growth hormone resistance in children with liver disease.


Chronic liver disease is associated with GH resistance, which is characterized by high circulating GH and low insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) concentrations. Standard GH replacement has no effect on serum IGF-I in pediatric liver disease. The aims were to examine whether GH resistance can be overcome by supraphysiological GH and to determine whether GH… (More)

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