What is the role of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in the treatment of short stature?

Updated: Jan 06, 2021
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Medical care depends on the etiology of the short stature. Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) administration has not been proven to remarkably improve final adult height in children with normal variant short stature. [2, 3] Published clinical studies that have focused on this particular issue have been inconclusive.


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