ARTHUR M. STORMENT JR., M.D.; ROBERTO F. ESCAMILLA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; A. JUSTIN WILLIAMS, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Interest in stimulating growth in short children has resulted in the accumulation for the past decade of data observed in 88 patients, all of whom were treated in our office for more than 12 months. The achievement of normal height through treatment in a hypopituitary dwarf (1) caused one of us (R. F. E.) to adopt a regimen of androgens plus thyroid for use in children with retarded growth of varying etiology. Discussion of the use of such a procedure has appeared periodically (2-9), but few long term studies have been reported.
An attempt was made by analysis of our
STORMENT AM, ESCAMILLA RF, WILLIAMS AJ. The Use of Androgens and Thyroid for Stimulation of Growth in Short Children: Effects on Bone Maturity and Linear Growth. Ann Intern Med. ;60:962–970. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-962
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(6):962-970.
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