hrp0082p2-d3-438 | Growth Hormone (2) | ESPE2014

Does Priming with Sex Steroids Before GH Stimulation Test Increase the Diagnosis of Normal GH Secretion in Short Children?

Soliman Ashraf , De sanctis Vincenzo , Elgaali Elkhansa , Ahmed Hannah , Sabt Aml , Nassar Randa

Introduction: There is still controversy for priming with sex steroid before GH testing.Objective and hypotheses: We studied GH response to stimulation in 92 children >9 years with idiopathic short stature (HtSDS −2). They were divided randomly into two groups. Children in group 1 (n=50) were primed with premarin in girls and testosterone in boys and those in group 2 were not primed (n=42). All children were tested using stand...