Glucocorticoid excess is associated with a blunted GH response to GHRH. IGF-I levels in hypercortisolism are controversial and have been reported as low, normal or high. The aim of this study was to evaluate longitudinally time-dependent changes in the GH response to GHRH, IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and albumin values in patients during corticotherapy. Six patients received GHRH before and after one week and one month of prednisone administration (20-60 mg/d, orally). IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and albumin were dete...Expand abstract
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IGF-I levels rise and GH responses to GHRH decrease during long-term prednisone treatment in man.
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