hrp0084p2-446 | Growth | ESPE2015

BMI Negatively Correlates with GH Response to GH Provocation Testing

Vasilakis Ioannis-Anargyros , Gausche Ruth , Beger Christoph , Kratzsch Juergen , Kiess Wieland , Koerner Antje , Pfaeffle Roland

Background: In adults it has been shown, that GHmax values after provocation testing are negatively correlated to BMI. Preliminary studies in children have found a similar correlation. Consequently children with elevated BMI would be overdiagnosed with GHD. However, studies so far were too small to define this correlation exactly. This would be a condition to judge whether and to what extend adjustments of GH cut-off levels should be considered also in children with elevated B...