Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Growth Hormone in Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

I cut and pasted from the eMedicine article. Such a shame that medical professionals still cannot SPELL the disease. SIGH.

Growth hormone has been used to treat children with Schwachman-Diamond syndrome who have growth hormone deficiency. The initial response is good; however, long-term therapy with growth hormone is unsuccessful.

It comes from the eMedicine article on SDS found here: http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic2060.htm

The reference is gives is: Marseglia GL, Bozzola M, Marchi A, et al. Response to long-term hGH therapy in two children with Schwachman- Diamond syndrome associated with GH deficiency. Horm Res. 1998;50(1):42-5

For information on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome check out Shwachman-Diamond America