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J Tongji Med Univ. 1999;19(1):63-5.

Growth-promoting effect of recombinant human growth hormone and stanozolol in girls with Turner syndrome.

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Department of Pediatrics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan 430030.


Ten girls with Turner syndrome were treated with a combination therapy of recombinant human growth hormone (R-hGH) and low dose stanozolol for a period of 8 to 36 months. The results showed that when compared with the growth rate before the treatment, the growth rates after treatment with R-hGH and stanozolol showed a sustained increase, reaching 9.0 +/- 1.9 cm/year during the first year of treatment; the height age increase by 2.5 +/- 0.8 years while the bone age increase were 1.0 +/- 0.7 years; and the predicted final adult height at the end of the first year of the treatment increased to 149.4 +/- 6.1 cm compared to their original mean of 142.8 +/- 4.2 cm. We are led to conclude that therapy with R-hGH in combination with stanozolol can increase the growth velocity and significantly increase the predicted adult height of children with Turner syndrome.

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