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      Severe Thrombosis during Treatment with Ethinylestradiol for Tall Stature

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      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Coagulation, Estrogen, Thrombosis, Adolescence

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          High-dose estradiol therapy for reduction of final height may be complicated by severe side effects such as deep vein thrombosis. We report a 14.6-year-old girl with tall stature. In order to reduce final height she was treated with ethinylestradiol and medroxyprogesterone. After arthroscopy she suffered acute deep venous thrombosis of her left leg. Despite being monitored at short intervals, coagulation parameters such as AT III and protein C indicated no development of thrombosis. Medical height reduction with estrogen should be accompanied by heparinisation during longer-lasting periods of immobilisation.

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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
          1996
          1996
          09 December 2008
          : 45
          : 6
          : 261-263
          Affiliations
          aChildren’s Hospital, University of Frankfurt/Main, and bChildren’s Hospital, University of Bonn, Germany
          Article
          184801 Horm Res 1996;45:261–263
          10.1159/000184801
          8793518
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Clinical Report

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