hrp0082p3-d2-829 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Cross-Sectional and Prospective Study of the Effects of GH Therapy on Metabolic Panel in Children with GH Deficiency

Ramistella Vincenzo , Wasniewska Malgorzata , Valenzise Mariella , Aversa Tommaso , Arasi Stefania , Velletri Maria Rosa , De Luca Filippo

Background: Numerous studies have shown that GH, in addition to promoting linear growth, exerts a key role in many metabolic processes. However, there are only few studies aiming at evaluating the metabolic panel of children with GH deficiency (GHD). The aims of the study were: to verify the presence of metabolic alterations in GHD children in comparison with age-matched controls and to check the possible effects of 2 year GH therapy on the metabolic parameters in GHD.<p c...