Precocious puberty

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Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty is when a child goes through puberty too soon. Puberty is the physical changes a child goes through when their body is maturing into an adult body capable of reproduction. Precocious puberty is defined as a girl beginning puberty before age 8, and a boy reaching puberty before age 9. Symptoms in girls include breast growth and menstruation, while symptoms in boys include facial hair, deepening voice, and enlarged testicles. Both boys and girls will experience rapid growth, pubic and underarm hair, and acne. The causes of precocious puberty are not entirely known in most cases. In rare cases, tumors, infections, hormone disorders, or brain abnormalities may be the cause of precocious puberty. Treatment may include medications that help delay puberty.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Precocious puberty" returned 161 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Central precocious puberty in a 3 year-old girl with Phenylketonuria: a rare association?
 

Author(s): Laura Lucaccioni, Bernd C Schwahn, Malcolm Donaldson, Claudio Giacomozzi

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Central precocious puberty (CPP) and phenylketonuria (PKU) are two rare conditions, the latter being the rarer. To date, only one case featuring both these conditions has been reported, and hyperphenylalaninemia was assumed triggering CPP.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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[Clinical efficacy of letrozole in boys with idiopathic central precocious puberty].
 

Author(s): Xiu Zhao, Qin Zhang

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Apr;16(4):397-400.

 

To investigate the efficacy of letrozole for delaying bone maturation and increasing predicted adult height in boys with idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) who have a bone age above 13 years and a short stature, and its adverse effects.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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A quantification model of Traditional Chinese Medicine syndromes in children with idiopathic precocious puberty and early puberty.
 

Author(s): Yanyan Lin, Yuanyuan Xue, Jian Yu, Yonghong Wang, Wen Sun, Yanyan Sun, Yumin Shi, Yiqun Zhang, Hong Hu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2013 Oct;33(5):630-6.

 

To establish a quantification model of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) syndromes by sampling patients undergoing idiopathic precocious puberty (IPP) and early puberty.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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The terms "Precocious puberty" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Effects of central precocious puberty on physical and sexual development in children].
 

Author(s): Lan Zhao, Yan Zhong

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 May;16(5):555-9.

 

As abnormal pubertal development, central precocious puberty (CPP) is manifested by the secondary sexual characteristics, skeletal maturation, and physical development in advance. It ultimately affects the adult height of children, even producing some psychological and behavioral ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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Precocious puberty in Turner Syndrome: report of a case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nicola Improda, Martina Rezzuto, Sara Alfano, Giancarlo Parenti, Pietro Vajro, Claudio Pignata, Mariacarolina Salerno

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Turner Syndrome (TS) is caused by monosomy or structural abnormalities of the X chromosome, with a prevalence of about 1/2000 females live birth. Most important clinical features of TS are short stature and gonadal failure. Approximately one third of girls with TS may undergo spontaneous ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2012

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Recent secular trends in pubertal timing: implications for evaluation and diagnosis of precocious puberty.
 

Author(s): Kaspar Sørensen, Annette Mouritsen, Lise Aksglaede, Casper P Hagen, Signe Sloth Mogensen, Anders Juul

Journal: Horm Res Paediatr. 2012 ;77(3):137-45.

 

The decline in age at puberty in the general population has been paralleled by an increase in the number of girls referred for evaluation of precocious puberty (PP). In 1999, The Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society recommended a lowering of the age limit for evaluation of PP ...

Last Updated: 10 May 2012

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Follow-up of Girls With Premature Thelarche and Precocious Puberty
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Precocious Puberty; Excess; Development, Breast

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2013

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First-Voided Urinary LH vs. GnRH-stimulation in Differentiating Slowly- From Rapidly Progressive-Precocious Puberty
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Precocious Puberty, Gonadotropin-dependent

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

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Markers of Pubertal Suppression During Therapy for Precocious Puberty
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Central Precocious Puberty

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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