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A 33-year-old female asked:

My son has dwarfism is there any growth hormone that can help him?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends.: For some forms of short stature (such as turner syndrome) there is benefit from growth hormone; for some such as achondroplasia, there is little if any.

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