Precocious puberty

Last updated: Tuesday, 21, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Sexual maturation prior to 8 years (female) or 10 years (male). In true precocious puberty, gonadal development is more advanced than appropriate for chronological age: LH, FSH, oestradiol; or testosterone.

See also Precocious pseudo-puberty and Pituitary hormone excess - gonadotrophin excess

Constitutional

Cerebral lesion

  • Cerebral tumour
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Post-infection
  • Post-traumatic