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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 433-440
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.433.440
 
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Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: Relation to Gross Motor Function and Degree of Spasticity

Rasha T. Hamza, Mona A. Ismail and Amira I. Hamed

Abstract:
Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) often have poor linear growth during childhood with short final height. Thus, we aimed to assess serum growth hormone (GH), insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) levels among CP patients and their relation to each of gross motor function and degree of spasticity. Fifty CP children and adolescents were studied in comparison to 50 healthy age-, sex- and pubertal stage-matched children and adolescents. All subjects were subjected to clinical evaluation, Intelligence Quotient (IQ) assessment and measurement of serum GH, IGF-1and IGFBP-3. All auxological and hormonal parameters were significantly lower among cases. Fifty two% of cases were GH-deficient and 62% had reduced IGF-1and IGFBP-3 levels. Gross Motor Function Measure- 88 (GMFM-88) score correlated negatively with each of basal (r = -0.71, p = 0.02) and peak stimulated GH (r =-0.88, p = <0.001); IGF-1 (r = -0.64, p = 0.04) and IGFBP-3 (r = -0.69, p = 0.031). There were significant negative correlations between the degree of spasticity assessed by Modified Ashworth Scale and each of basal (r = -0.61, p = 0.032) and peak stimulated GH (r = -0.78, p = 0.01); IGF-1 (r = -0.65, p = 0.041) and IGFBP-3 (r = -0.62, p = 0.035). Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) is prevalent in children with CP and could be one of the causes of their short stature.
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How to cite this article:

Rasha T. Hamza, Mona A. Ismail and Amira I. Hamed, 2011. Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: Relation to Gross Motor Function and Degree of Spasticity. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14: 433-440.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.433.440

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2011.433.440

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