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      Effects of Growth Hormone on the Metabolism of Lipids and Water and Their Potential in Causing Adverse Events during Growth Hormone Treatment

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Lipoatrophy, Adverse events, Growth hormone therapy, Metabolism, Body water, Lipids, Electrolytes

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          GH effects certain changes in the metabolism of lipids and body water in humans. The effects of GH, such as high blood pressure, an increase in cholesterol and triglycerides, and lipoatrophy, among others, must, however, be seen in the context of the diverse disorders being treated. The risks faced in acromegaly, for instance, are not necessarily shared by Turner’s syndrome patients treated with GH. The various metabolic effects of GH could thus be said to lead to adverse events in certain risk groups, which makes the monitoring of relevant parameters essential during treatment with GH.

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          Horm Res Paediatr
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          03 December 2008
          : 39
          : 3-4
          : 104-106
          University Children’s Hospital, Tübingen, FRG
          182707 Horm Res 1993;39:104–106
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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