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December 18, 1996

Use of Growth Hormone for Non—Growth Hormone Deficient Children

Author Affiliations

Arcadia, Calif

JAMA. 1996;276(23):1878. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540230028027

To the Editor.  —In an otherwise carefully written Editorial,1 Bercu, referring to a paper by Wit et al,2 states "growth outcome correlated best with low GH response to provocative testing, low GH secretion, and delayed bone age." Actually, according to the reference cited, "little bone age delay predicted a favorable outcome." In other words, the less the bone age delay, the more favorable the outcome.