What is the role of growth hormone therapy in the treatment of Turner syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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In childhood, growth hormone therapy is standard to prevent short stature as an adult. [15, 16, 17]

Ideally treatment should be initiated in early childhood; taller adult heights occur with the longest treatment durations before the start of puberty.

Growth hormone may have long-term favorable effects on lipids, even after it is discontinued. [18]

 


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