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 202 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Herbal medicine for idiopathic central precocious puberty: A protocol for a systematic review of controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Hye Lim Lee, Yoo Been Lee, Jun-Yong Choi, Ju Ah Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0267.

 

Herbal medicine is widely used in East Asia to treat idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP). Most of the available clinical trials that investigated herbal medicine for ICPP have been included in this review. This systematic review will assess the efficacy and safety of herbal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Observational study pelvic ultrasound a useful tool in the diagnosis and differentiation of precocious puberty in Chinese girls.
 

Author(s): Xiaoduo Wen, Denggui Wen, Hui Zhang, Huifeng Zhang, Yi Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(10):e0092.

 

Rapid and noninvasive diagnosis on and differentiation between normal, central precocious puberty (CPP), and isolated precocious puberty (IPP) is imperative before a decision can be made with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist treatment. Our study aims to evaluate such ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[A very rare cause of peripheral precocious puberty in a girl: ovarian sex cord tumor with annular tubules].
 

Author(s): Julia Sánchez Zahonero, José A Ruiz Domínguez, Sandra Sánchez Zahonero, M José López García

Journal: Arch Argent Pediatr. 2017 06;115(3):e179-e182.

 

Sex cord tumor with annular tubules is an extremely uncommon gonadal stromal neoplasm. It represents 0.05-0.6% of all ovarian tumors, according to series. An unusual case is presented in a 6-year-old girl, detected as a result of an isosexual peripheral precocious puberty. The highlight ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Precocious puberty" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Central precocious puberty: revisiting the diagnosis and therapeutic management.
 

Author(s): Vinícius Nahime Brito, Angela Maria Spinola-Castro, Cristiane Kochi, Cristiane Kopacek, Paulo César Alves da Silva, Gil Guerra-Júnior

Journal: Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Apr;60(2):163-72.

 

Clinical and laboratory diagnosis and treatment of central precocious puberty (CPP) remain challenging due to lack of standardization. The aim of this revision was to address the diagnostic and therapeutic features of CPP in Brazil based on relevant international literature and availability ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatment of Peripheral Precocious Puberty.
 

Author(s): Melissa Schoelwer, Erica A Eugster

Journal: Endocr Dev. 2016 ;29():230-9.

 

There are many etiologies of peripheral precocious puberty (PPP) with diverse manifestations resulting from exposure to androgens, estrogens, or both. The clinical presentation depends on the underlying process and may be acute or gradual. The primary goals of therapy are to halt ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Optic glioma and precocious puberty in a girl with neurofibromatosis type 1 carrying an R681X mutation of NF1: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mirjana Kocova, Elena Kochova, Elena Sukarova-Angelovska

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant genetic disorder with an extremely variable phenotype. In childhood NF1 can be associated with optic glioma and central precocious puberty; the latter is more common when the optic chiasm is affected. The mutational spectrum ...

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Leuprorelin Acetate DPS (Leuplin DPS) Treatment Quarterly in Patients With Central Precocious Puberty
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Central Precocious Puberty

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2017

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Analysis of Body Mass Index in Central Precocious Puberty Patients Treated With Leuprolide Acetate
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Precocious Puberty, Central

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016

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The Effect of Medical Clown on the Pain and Anxiety Perception During LRH Analog Treatment or GH Provocation Test
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Precocious Puberty; Growth Hormone Tests

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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