Symptoms of Kabuki syndrome (KS) in children include short stature, weak muscle tone and joint hyperflexibility. Children with similar syndromes receive growth hormone treatment with positive effects. This dissertation found that growth hormone treatment is also effective in children with KS. Stature improved significantly and muscle mass increased during relative to fat mass. This helps to reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life. Growth hormone treatment also improved overall metabolism and reduced joint hyperflexibility. Given these positive effects, growth hormone treatment is recommended for children with KS.
|Award date||20 Dec 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Kabuki syndrome
- growth hormone