Growth hormone in the treatment of growth failure in children after renal transplantation

Benfield, Mark R.; Parker, Kathrina L.; Waldo, F. Bryson; Overstreel, Sandra; Kohaut, Edward C.
October 1993
Kidney International Supplement;Oct1993, Issue 43, pS62
Academic Journal
Growth failure continues to be a problem in the management of children with renal failure. Children have improved growth after successful renal transplantation, but seldom have ‘catch-up’ growth, or normal adult height. Several investigators have reported the use of rhGH in children after renal transplantation and demonstrated improved height, growth velocity, and standard deviation score (SDS). We review the existing literature, present additional data from our center, and offer possible explanations.


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