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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of provocative test by insulin combined with clonidine for growth hormone deficiency (GHD) during childhood Methods: Eighty children underwent a provocative test with insulin(0.075U/Kg, intravenous) combined with clonidine (4μg/kg, orally). Among them, 40 children underwent clonidine provocative test, 40 children underwent insulin tolerance test (ITT) in another day. Findings: The specificity of ITT+clonidine test (74%, 88%) was remarkably higher thanfatcat:jzwtriu7pbgh3dg5m5n2hrxoe4