Precocious Puberty, Central (Female)
Central precocious puberty in girls is defined as the premature awakening of the nervous system resulting in the clinical onset of puberty before 8 years. Essential elements include breast development, growth acceleration and bone age progression. Treatment consists of administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. In this article the clinical picture, diagnosis and treatment are summarized.
|Central precocious puberty (CPP), Estradiol, Final height, Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa), Gonadotropin releasing hormone test (GnRH test), Gonadotropins, Luteinizing hormone (LH), Pituitary, Precocious puberty, Puberty|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Mul, D, Oostdijk, W, & Drop, S.L.S. (2014). Precocious Puberty, Central (Female). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.03912-X