Genetic Cause of PWS Can Affect Age at Diagnosis, Therapy Start

Genetic Cause of PWS Can Affect Age at Diagnosis, Therapy Start

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Genetic Cause of PWS Can Affect Age at Diagnosis, Therapy Start

The genetic profile of children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) correlates with their age at diagnosis and at the start of growth hormone treatment, as well as with pre-treatment levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) — a hormone that promotes normal bone and tissue growth. Younger ages at diagnosis associated with earlier growth hormone treatment and lower standardized body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat. “We confirmed the importance of the early exact exact…

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