Eleven prepubertal children with short stature were treated with clonidine (0.15 mg/m2 daily) for a period of 1 year. The effect of this drug was evaluated on both clinical (growth velocity, height standard deviation scores for chronological age and bone age) and hormonal (urinary growth hormone excretion and insulin-like growth factor I) parameters. Our study shows that long-term clonidine administration in children with shon stature did not result in significant differences in growth velocity, height standard deviation scores for chronological age and bone age, insulin-like growth factor I or in urinary growth hormone excretion. © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel.
- Short stature
- Urinary growth hormone excretion