Reversibility of physiological growth hormone secretion in children with psychosocial dwarfism.
OBJECTIVE: Reversibility of GH insufficiency with a change of environment is characteristic of psychosocial dwarfism, and excludes an organic endocrinopathy. However, the change in GH pulsatility has not previously been described. We therefore wished to study spontaneous GH secretion before and after change to a more favourable environment in 11 children with psychosocial deprivation and short stature in order to evaluate if separation from the families can modify their patterns of GH secreti...Expand abstract
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