Growth and Growth Hormone Treatment in Children with Chronic Diseases

Alba Morales Pozzo, Stephen F. Kemp

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Growth hormone has been available for treatment of various conditions for over 50 years. There have been a number of chronic disease states in which it has been used, such as chronic kidney disease, which became a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indication in 1993. For other chronic disease states there have been clinical studies supporting its use, but they have not yet been approved as a indications by the FDA. Examples of such diseases are cystic fibrosis, chronic arthritis, short bowel syndrome, burn trauma, and hypophosphatemic rickets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-759
Number of pages13
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Burns
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Growth hormone
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Short stature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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