Southwestern internal medicine conference: New developments in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual precocity

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This article covers considerations in the etiology of various forms of precocious puberty and premature sexual development. The normal pubertal process with maturation of the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis is reviewed. The differential diagnosis of precocious puberty is discussed with particular emphasis on the difference between gonadotropin-dependent and gonadotropin-independent processes. Established therapies and newer medical treatments with their pathophysiologic rationale are considered in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-71
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • Diagnosis
  • Precocious puberty
  • Premature thelarche
  • Short stature
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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