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Effect of testosterone therapy for delayed growth and puberty in boys with inflammatory bowel disease.
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PMID:  20664179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: Pubertal delay and growth retardation are common in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Aims: To assess pubertal status and growth in a group of boys with IBD undergoing testosterone therapy for pubertal induction. Methods: Retrospective study of height, weight and pubertal status in 8 boys with IBD before and after testosterone therapy. Height velocity (HV) over the 6 months before each assessment was converted to standard deviation score. Markers of disease activity and concomitant medication were recorded. Response was based on an advance in pubertal status and a greater than 50% increase in HV. Results: Eight boys with IBD, median age 14.8 years, had pubertal induction using either monthly injections of 50 mg Sustanon or daily 2.5/5 mg Andropatch. Seven boys showed an advance of pubertal status. Six boys had a greater than 50% increase in HV; median HV at T0 was 1.6 cm/year (0, 5) compared with 6.9 cm/year (1, 11.7) at T6 (p = 0.005). C-reactive protein during testosterone therapy had a significant association with HV at T6 (r = -0.786; p = 0.021). Conclusion: In most cases, testosterone therapy in boys with IBD and delayed growth and puberty is associated with an advance in pubertal status and an improvement in growth.
A Mason; S C Wong; P McGrogan; S F Ahmed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hormone research in pædiatrics     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1663-2826     ISO Abbreviation:  Horm Res Paediatr     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101525157     Medline TA:  Horm Res Paediatr     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Developmental Endocrinology Research Group, University of Glasgow, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK.
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