The use of growth hormone in obese cases with COVID-19 may help them to recover earlier.
It is well known that lymphoid organs such the thymus, the spleen and peripheral blood produce growth hormone (GH) and GH receptor is expressed on different subpopulations of lymphocytes. Many in vitro and in animal studies demonstrate an important role of GH in immunoregulation. GH stimulates T and B cells proliferation and immunoglobulin synthesis, enhances the maturation of myeloid progenitor cells and is also able to modulate cytokine response. The use of growth hormone in obese cases with COVID-19 may help them to recover earlier.
Drug: Growth Hormone
Recombinant growth hormone will be used
Other Name: Recombinant growth hormone
Saline injection with the same amount
Other Name: Saline
- Obese with BMI > 30
- History of hypersensitivity to GH
Emad R Issak, MD