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Neurology. 1987 Jul;37(7):1211-3.

Pituitary growth hormone from human cadavers: neurologic disease in ten recipients.


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) has been reported in three US patients previously treated with human growth hormone derived from large pools of human cadaver pituitary glands (pit-hGH). Neurologic disorders other than CJD occurred in 10 growth hormone-deficient patients treated with pit-hGH. These 10 cases could have been chance events or true syndromes; some cases may have been caused by transmissible agents contained in the pooled growth hormone product.

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