Growth hormone therapy in a child with fetal alcohol syndrome: personal experience with literature review.

Giorgio Sodero*, Lucia Celeste Pane, Linda Sessa, Giulia Rotunno, Giuseppe Zampino, Donato Rigante, Clelia Cipolla

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Abstract

Introduction: Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is associated with a positive maternal history of drinking during pregnancy and the presence of characteristic dysmorphic features due to alcohol teratogenic effect. No evidence is yet available regarding the use of growth hormone (GH) for children with FAS for whom GH deficiency has not been confirmed. Case Presentation: We have highlighted an improvement in auxological parameters of a child with FAS and normal GH stimulation tests, using a GH dosage similar to that used in idiopathic GH deficit, without side effects. Conclusion: GH therapy in children with FAS may lead to an improvement in growth rate and an increase in final height, although, this condition is not included in the specific recommendations for use of GH. Prolonged follow-up and prospective studies are needed to evaluate long-term efficacy and monitor any possible onset of side effects.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-5
Numero di pagine5
RivistaSERIES OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM
Volume2024
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2024

Keywords

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Growth hormone

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