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Growth and hormonal status of children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
  1. P G Swift,
  2. P J Kearney,
  3. R G Dalton,
  4. J A Bullimore,
  5. M G Mott,
  6. D C Savage


    Growth and hypothalamic-pituitary function have been studied in children in long-term remission from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). All 14 children are growing and developing normally; in the 8 children in whom the hypothalamic pituitary axis was investigated endocrine function is normal. Continuing long-term review of these children is essential, but hypothalamic-pituitary investigation is required only when there is a decrease in growth velocity or delay in the onset of puberty.

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