ESPE Abstracts (2015) 84 P-3-980

Final Height in Patients with Isolated GH Deficiency and Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies, Treated with GH

Elena Bashnina, Olga Berseneva & Sergey Fogt


North-West Medical Univercity, St-Petersburg, Russia


Background: To date a lot of data on the efficacy of GH treatment of children with short stature was accumulated. GH is the major but not exclusive endocrine regulator of linear growth. Influence of multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies on the final growth remains poorly understood.

Aim: To compare the results of treatment with GH in patients with isolated GH deficiency and multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies.

Methods: 15 patients with isolated GH deficiency and ten patients with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies were included. All children received GH (‘Rastan’, Russia) in a dose of 0.033 mg/kg per day and other hormonal replacement therapy if necessary. Final height was determined when patient’s bone age achieved 16 years (according to the atlas Greulich).

Results: Height of patients with isolated GH deficiency was 159,8 (148.0–166.5) cm. The same indicator in children with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies was 161.5 (157.8–164.0) cm. The difference was not significant (P=0.65 using Mann–Whitney U-test). Decimal age of the end of treatment in patients with isolated GH deficiency was 16.0 (15.0–17.0) years and in children with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies – 18.0 (17.0–18.0) years. The difference between two groups was significant (P=0.01 using Mann–Whitney U-test).

Conclusions: Our results show that final height in patients with GH deficiency does not depend on the presence of multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies if its replacement therapy is appropriate. Final height in patients with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies is achieved later, than in patients with isolated GH deficiency.

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