hrp0082fc7.5 | Growth promoting therapies | ESPE2014

Impact of GH on Adult Bone Quality in Turner Syndrome: a High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography Study

Nour Munier A , Perry Rebecca J , Stephure David K , Hanley David A , Boyd Steven K

Background: Women with Turner syndrome (TS) are known to be at risk of osteoporosis and fracture. While childhood GH treatment is common in TS, the impact of this therapy on bone health has been poorly understood.Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of childhood GH-treatment on adult bone quality in TS women using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT).<p c...