Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 2nd, 2003
"Growth hormone (GH) has been used as anabolic therapy to treat catabolic patients. In a recent study, however, administration of high doses of GH to critically ill adults was associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Preponderance of septic shock and uncontrolled infections as causes of death in these patients suggests an immunomodulatory effect of GH," scientists writing in the journal Growth Hormone & IGF Research report.
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