Twelve-hour spontaneous nocturnal growth hormone secretion in growth retarded patients

G. L. Spadoni, S. Cianfarani, S. Bernardini, F. Vaccaro, C. Galasso, M. L. Manca Bitti, F. Costa, B. Boscherini

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Abstract

Twelve-hour nocturnal GH secretion was studied in 30 children with familial short stature (FSS), constitutional growth delay (CGD), total growth hormone deficiency (TGHD), partial growth hormone deficiency (PGHD), or idiopathic short stature (ISS). No difference was observed between subjects with FSS and children with CGD. The mean 12-hour serum GH concentration was significantly lower in patients with TGHD (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-478
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume27
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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