March 1990

Gonadal Steroids and Somatic Growth-Reply

Author Affiliations

Division of Endocrinology Children's Hospital of Buffalo 219 Bryant St Buffalo, NY 14222

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(3):272. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150270018013

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In Reply.—The focus of our study was to assess the role of gonadal steroids in the growth of prepubertal children. Growth following replacement sex steroid therapy and adult heights were of secondary importance.

Projected adult heights based on chronologic bone age at the start of sex steroid therapy are less meaningful than actual final heights because of inherent errors in estimating final heights from bone age films.

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