We evaluated growth hormone (GH) secretion and baseline serum free insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels in 12 poorly growing patients (5 males and 7 females; age 1.6-12.5 years, median 6.4) with renal hypophosphataemic rickets treated with 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-3 plus inorganic oral phosphate salts. Eleven healthy normally growing children (6 males and 5 females; age 3.1-10.8 years, median 6.6) were studied as control group. All patients had a normal GH response (GH peak greater than or equal to 10 CLg/l) to at least one provocative pharmacological stimulus (levodopa or insulin tolerance test), as well as all the controls. Mean growth hormone concentrations (MGHC), mean pulse amplitude, number of GH peaks above 5 mu g/l, and IGF-I values overlapped between patients and controls, even though four patients had MGHC below the lower limit of MGHC of controls. In these patients, however, height-SDS, serum calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase, intact parathyroid hormone, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentrations and maximum tubular phosphate reabsorption/glomerular filtration rate ratio did not differ in respect to the patients who showed MGHC in the range of controls (n = 6). MGHC, IGF-I and biochemical parameters of phospho-calcium metabolism did not differ when the patients were subdivided in two groups on the basis of the median (-2.4) of height-SDS. No relationship was found between MGHC or IGF-I and height-SDS or growth velocity-SDS. Height-SDS and years of treatment or age at which therapy was started were not related.
|Autori:||SAGGESE G; BARONCELLI GI; BERTELLONI S; PERRI G|
|Titolo:||Growth-hormone secretion in poorly growing children with renal hypophosphatemic rickets|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF02190656|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|