What are the indications for adult growth hormone (GH) replacement?

Updated: Apr 14, 2020
  • Author: Angela Gentili, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In the United States, adult growth hormone (GH) replacement is approved for acquired pituitary hormone deficiency, proven prior childhood-onset GHD, and for the treatment of muscle wasting in HIV-infected adults. Guidelines recommend GH replacement therapy only be offered to those patients diagnosed as being GH-deficient with an established etiology for the disorder. [14, 15]


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