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ea0022p618 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Long term safety of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in patients treated during childhood

Reimondo Giuseppe , Palmas Enrico , Vannelli Silvia , Bellone Jaele , Bellone Simonetta , Matarazzo Patrizia , Gasco Valentina , Borraccino Alberto , Migliaretti Giuseppe , Cavallo Franco , Ravaglia Aldo , Angeli Alberto , Aimaretti Gianluca , Terzolo Massimo

The potential side effects of the rhGH therapy have been evaluated only during treatment and the accessible databases have been developed as a post-marketing surveillance only by the Companies distributing rhGH. Aim of the present study was to evaluate health consequences (metabolic diseases and/or malignancies) in adults previously treated with rhGH during childhood. We recruited 284 patients (median age at diagnosis 12 years, range 3–17) who underwent rhGH treatment bet...