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Growth Hormone Secretion in Growth-retarded Asthmatic Children

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5661.25 (Published 05 July 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:25
  1. S. S. Sanders,
  2. A. P. Norman

    Abstract

    The serum growth hormone response to Bovril was studied in 12 growth-retarded children with severe asthma, and was found to be normal. Eight children who were receiving corticosteroids had been small for their age before starting steroid treatment. It is concluded that there is no case for treating growth-retarded asthmatic children with growth hormone.