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human growth hormone and creutzfeldt-jakob disease.for more than 20 years cadaver-derived human growth hormone (hgh) was used successfully to enhance linear growth in short children. in 1985 the us food and drug administration (fda) stopped use of the hormone in response to reported deaths due to creutzfeldt-jakob (cjd) agent in 3 former hgh recipients. to date, a total of 9 patients have been identified who both received hgh and became infected with cjd agent (7 in the united states, 1 in britain, and 1 in new zealand). circumstances make it li ...19902280278
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