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      The Effects of Manipulation of Puberty on Growth

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          Abstract

          Short stature in adulthood can be considered as a disability because it can be associated with many difficulties including those of a psychological and social nature. Many factors can influence final adult height such as genetics, the magnitude of growth hormone (GH) secretion, height before puberty, and the onset and duration of puberty. A crucial factor affecting final adult height, however, is the total height achieved during puberty. The combination of GH and gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues greatly enhances growth and their separate and combined use for the treatment of GH deficiency, central precocious puberty and other diagnoses in children and adolescents is discussed in this article.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                HRE
                Horm Res Paediatr
                10.1159/issn.1663-2818
                Hormone Research in Paediatrics
                S. Karger AG
                978-3-8055-7609-3
                978-3-318-00998-9
                1663-2818
                1663-2826
                2003
                July 2003
                17 November 2004
                : 60
                : Suppl 1
                : 60-67
                Affiliations
                Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Penn., USA
                Article
                71228 Horm Res 2003;60(suppl 1):60–67
                10.1159/000071228
                12955020
                © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel

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                Figures: 3, Tables: 2, References: 40, Pages: 8
                Categories
                Puberty

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