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Treatment of constitutional delay of growth and puberty with oxandrolone compared with growth hormone.
  1. A Buyukgebiz,
  2. P C Hindmarsh,
  3. C G Brook
  1. Endocrine Unit, Middlesex Hospital, London.


    The effects of oxandrolone or biosynthetic human growth hormone (r-hGH) on the growth of 26 boys with constitutional delay of growth and puberty were studied. Both regimens increased growth rate twofold, oxandrolone to a greater extent than r-hGH. We conclude that oxandrolone is a more effective method of increasing growth rate in such children.

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