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Indications of GH

Submitted by on February 2, 2007 – 1:15 am

Indications for GH therapy:

A] GH- deficiency

B] Non- GH-deficient conditions:
1. SGA (small for gestational age)
2. Ch renal failure
3. Turner syndrome, Prader- Willi
4. Idiopathic short stature: most controversial

Side effects of GH:
1. Pseudo-tumor cerebri
2. arthralgia, myalgia
3. rash
4. Hypothyroidism
5. SCFE (slipped capital femoral epiphysis)

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