Treatment interruption in small for age term-born children

  • Alexandre Frascino Endocrinology Unit, Instituto da Criança, Hospital das Clínicas Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2741-5201
  • Louise Cominato Endocrinology Unit, Instituto da Criança, Hospital das Clínicas Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
Keywords: growth hormone, growth impairment, small-for-gestational-age

Abstract

Small-for-gestational-age children have been associated with up to 20% delayed growth and delayed development, increased childhood morbimortality, and poor quality of life. Prepubertal growth hormone administration results in increased growth and musculoskeletal development. The present case report illustrates the negative impact of growth hormone disruption in a 6-year-old patient, resulting in impaired growth and development. Close clinical and laboratory monitoring is recommended for small-for-gestational-age children receiving growth hormone treatment, and family counselling should be encouraged.

Author Biographies

Alexandre Frascino, Endocrinology Unit, Instituto da Criança, Hospital das Clínicas Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
Alexandre Viana Frascino  Cirurgião Bucomaxilofacial Mestre em Cirurgia Bucomaxilofacial - FOUSP Doutorando em Ciências Médicas - FMUSP Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7280286564613556 E-mail: alexandre.frascino@usp.br
Louise Cominato, Endocrinology Unit, Instituto da Criança, Hospital das Clínicas Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo

Médica assistente da unidade de Endocrinologia do ICR-HC FMUSP.
Coordenadora do ambulatório de Obesidade-FMUSP

 Consultório: (11) 3031-7543/ 98430-9660.
www.endocrinoinfantil.med.br

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Published
2020-03-24
How to Cite
Frascino, A., & Cominato, L. (2020). Treatment interruption in small for age term-born children. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 29(1), 47-50. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v29.i1.15101
Section
Case Reports