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      Growth Hormone Replacement in an Adult with Mild Growth Hormone Deficiency and Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy: Growth Hormone Restores Independent Mobility

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          We present the case of an adult patient with growth hormone (GH) insufficiency and hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1. Stopping GH replacement at the attainment of final height was associated with a marked reduction in power and mobility, resulting in the patient becoming wheelchair bound. GH replacement was assessed in a double-blind placebo-controlled trial. During the GH replacement arm of the trial, the patient’s mobility and independence returned to previous levels. We suggest that the indications for GH replacement in adults should take account of other medical problems, in particular neuromuscular disorders, as well as the degree of GH deficiency.

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          Clinical aspects of growth hormone deficiency in adults

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            Journal
            HRE
            Horm Res Paediatr
            10.1159/issn.1663-2818
            Hormone Research in Paediatrics
            S. Karger AG
            1663-2818
            1663-2826
            1998
            October 1998
            04 December 1998
            : 50
            : 4
            : 232-236
            Affiliations
            Department of Endocrinology, Christie Hospital, Withington, Manchester, UK
            Article
            23280 Horm Res 1998;50:232–236
            10.1159/000023280
            9838246
            © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Figures: 3, Tables: 1, References: 11, Pages: 5
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