Author(s): Municchi G, Pasquino AM, Pucarelli I, Cianfarani S, Passeri F
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Abstract Final height of 4 patients with Noonan syndrome and short stature treated with growth hormone (GH) is reported. Four prepubertal girls (chronological age 12.3-15.1 years, bone age 11.0-11.5 years) were treated with recombinant human growth hormone (0.5 IU/kg/week s.c.) for at least 3 years. Stimulated GH secretion was normal, spontaneous nocturnal GH secretion was low in 1 patient. Final height, as standard deviation score according to Ranke-specific standards for Noonan syndrome, improved in 3 patients and 2 of the exceeded their corrected midparental height.
This article was published in Horm Res
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy