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Diseases » Precocious puberty » Summary
 

What is Precocious puberty?

What is Precocious puberty?

  • Precocious puberty: A rare condition where the hormones that trigger the development of secondary sex characteristics are released prematurely resulting in puberty at an early age. In severe cases puberty can occur before the age of 3.
  • Precocious puberty: Unusually early sexual maturity.
    Source - Diseases Database

Precocious puberty is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Precocious puberty, or a subtype of Precocious puberty, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Precocious puberty: Introduction

Types of Precocious puberty:

Broader types of Precocious puberty:

What causes Precocious puberty?

Causes of Precocious puberty: see causes of Precocious puberty

What are the symptoms of Precocious puberty?

Symptoms of Precocious puberty: see symptoms of Precocious puberty

Can anyone else get Precocious puberty?

More information: see contagiousness of Precocious puberty
Inheritance: see inheritance of Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Precocious puberty.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Precocious puberty.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Precocious puberty: see treatments for Precocious puberty
Research for Precocious puberty: see research for Precocious puberty

Name and Aliases of Precocious puberty

Main name of condition: Precocious puberty

Other names or spellings for Precocious puberty:

familial testotoxicosis, gonadotropin-independent familial sexual precocity, pubertas praecox, Sexual precocity, Idiopathic sexual precocity, Familial precocious puberty

Puberty early Source - Diseases Database

Familial precocious puberty, Idiopathic sexual precocity, Sexual precocity
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Precocious puberty: Related Conditions

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