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Effect of growth hormone deficiency and recombinant hGH (rhGH) replacement on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in children with idiopathic isolated GH deficiency.

Authors
  • Giavoli, Claudia
  • Bergamaschi, Silvia
  • Ferrante, Emanuele
  • Ronchi, Cristina L
  • Lania, Andrea G
  • Rusconi, Roberto
  • Spada, Anna
  • Beck-Peccoz, Paolo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical endocrinology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
68
Issue
2
Pages
247–251
Identifiers
PMID: 17868384
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

According to the diagnostic criteria, no child became hypoadrenal on rhGH, contrary to what observed in patients with organic GHD, further supporting the view that only in patients with organic multiple pituitary hormone deficiency GHD masks the presence of a hidden central hypoadrenalism.

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