hrp0084p3-939 | GH & IGF | ESPE2015

Increasing Lean Body Mass, Phase Angle, and Total Body Water But Decreasing Body Fat Among Short-statured Children Born Small-for-Gestational Age on GH Treatment

Volkl Thomas M K , Stumpf Isabel , Dorr Helmuth-G

Background: There is a small proportion of children born SGA without postnatal catch-up growth who are presented with persistent short stature, low BMI, and decreased lean body mass (LBM). Data on body composition are rarely reported in the literature. Our study addresses the question whether human recombinant GH treatment could affect body composition in these SGA children or not.Design: We included 58 SGA children (n=20 females) with SGA (birt...