Turkish Archives of Pediatrics

Counseling for Growth Hormone Therapy


Consultant Endocrinologist, BRIDE Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India


Consultant Endocrinologist, Apex Plus Super Speciality Hospital, Rohtak, Haryana, India


Consultant Endocrinologist, CEDAR Clinic and Park Hospital, Panipat, Haryana, India

Turk Arch Pediatr 2021; 56: 411-414
DOI: 10.5152/TurkArchPediatr.2021.0126
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Growth hormone (GH) therapy is an integral part of the treatment of short stature. Over the period of the last few decades, due to the better availability of recombinant human growth hormone (rHGH), we have more clinical data on the uses of GH in various diseases. The list of approved uses of the GH apart from the classical growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is increasing and is much longer than before but still, adherence to therapy is poor as seen in other chronic diseases also. In this review, we plan to discuss the means of better communication and counseling of the patient to ensure adequate adherence to therapy for optimal clinical outcome.

Cite this article as: Kalra S, Aggarwal S, Kumar A. Counseling for growth hormone therapy. Turk Arch
Pediatr. 2021; 56(5): 411-414.

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