Letrozole significantly improves growth potential in a pubertal boy with growth hormone deficiency

Ping Zhou, Bina Shah, Kris Prasad, Raphael David

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Abstract

Clinical experience with using an aromatase inhibitor to suppress estrogen production during puberty for improvement of growth potential in adolescents with short stature is limited. This report documents treatment of such a patient with a combination of growth hormone and letrozole, a third-generation aromatase inhibitor. Our case demonstrates a favorable outcome on a short-term basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e245-e248
JournalPediatrics
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Aromatase inhibitor
  • Bone mineral density
  • Growth hormone
  • Hormonal control
  • Short stature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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