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CASE-BASED LITERATURE REVIEW
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 627-630

Central precocious puberty due to hypothalamic hamartoma in a six-month-old infant girl


Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Narendra Kotwal
Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.98027

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Precocious puberty defined as an onset of puberty below eight years in girls and nine years in boys, has an incidence of approximately 1 / 5,000 - 1 / 10,000 subjects with a female / male ratio of 20: 1. It is etiologically classified broadly as central and peripheral. We present to you a case of isosexual (central), precocious puberty in a 16-month-old girl, who was symptomatic since the age of six months, and was later, diagnosed to have hypothalamic hamartoma. It is one of the earliest case records ever in the medical literature of menarche, at an extremely early age (six-month-old child) secondary to a central cause.


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