Does Growth Hormone Treatment Advance Bone Age?


Sali E., SAĞLAM H., EREN E., Tarim Ö. F.

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.15, no.2, pp.42-49, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-49
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Growth hormone (GH) treatment may have a stimulatory effect on bone maturation which raises concern about acceleration of bone maturation leading to early epiphyseal fusion. In this study, we aimed to investigate this possibility and determine whether or not accelerated bone maturation affects predicted or final height.