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Synthetic hormone recommended for child growth disorders

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A synthetic form of human growth hormone has been recommended by NICE for treating two growth disorders in children.

The updated guidance recommends somatropin as a treatment option in short stature homeobox-containing gene deficiency, and for children who were smaller than expected at birth, and whose growth has not become normal by the age of four or later.

Read more about the NICE guidance by following this link.

 

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  • Good stuff! Should ease the difficulties in getting this prescribed for those we know it is likely to work for!

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