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Evaluation and management of precocious puberty

Authors:

Navoda Atapattu ,

Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, LK
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Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
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KSH de Silva

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Professor in Paediatrics
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Abstract

Puberty is an important event in adolescence. Altered timing of puberty brings about anxiety and fears in both the child and parents. Precocious puberty is usually idiopathic in a girl whereas a secondary cause needs to be excluded in a boy. Diagnosis and management require a careful evaluation in a logical sequence. The normal variants of puberty may not need extensive investigations but child will have to be followed up. The diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to a child with precocious puberty are discussed in this article.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v3i2.6365

Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2013; 3: 76-79

How to Cite: Atapattu, N. & de Silva, K., (2014). Evaluation and management of precocious puberty. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. 3(2), pp.76–79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v3i2.6365
Published on 17 Jan 2014.
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