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Linear growth and body mass index in pediatric patients with Cushing's disease or simple obesity.

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BACKGROUND: Increasing prevalence of childhood obesity has resulted in an accelerating rate of referrals of overweight patients to pediatric clinics for exclusion of endocrine or metabolic etiologies. The exclusion of Cushing's disease (CD) requires complex and potentially invasive investigations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity of accurate measurements of height, weight and body mass index (BMI) in discriminating between simple obesity and CD. METHODS AND PATIENTS: Height, weight and ...

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10.1007/bf03349191

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Greening, JE More by this author
McKenzie, SA More by this author
Davies, KM More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of endocrinological investigation
Volume:
29
Issue:
10
Pages:
885-887
Publication date:
2006-11-05
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EISSN:
1720-8386
ISSN:
0391-4097
URN:
uuid:5462e2bf-1337-4401-9bd9-b7e9190d8e26
Source identifiers:
138369
Local pid:
pubs:138369

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