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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : November | Volume : 11 | Issue : 11 | Page : SD01 - SD03

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia– A Rare Cause of Central Precocious Puberty—A Case Report SD01-SD03

Jaydeep Majumdar, Abhijeet Sharan, Sarmishtha Mukhopadhyay, Bhaskar Ghosh, Sarbani Sengupta

Dr. Jaydeep Majumdar,
House No. 4/24, Viveknagar, Kolkata-700075, India.

The term ‘Precocious puberty’ refers to the appearance of pubertal signs at an earlier age than established standard. Precocious puberty may be central or peripheral. Central precocious puberty is caused by early maturation of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Peripheral precocious puberty is due to inappropriate secretion of sex steroid hormones from adrenal gland or gonad or from exogenous source and does not involve hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis. We report a rare case where inspite of clinical and hormonal evidence of central precocious puberty ultimately an adrenal pathology was established in a six-year-old boy.