ea0079021 | Abstracts | BES2021
, Jean De Schepper
, Willem Staels
Introduction: Precocious puberty in boys is the development of secondary sexual characteristics before 9 years of age. Peripheral precocious puberty (PPP), as opposed to central precocious puberty (CPP), is caused by autonomous secretion of androgens or human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Testicular volume, penis size, growth velocity, gonadotropin and androgen levels, and bone age readings aid in diagnosing precocious puberty and in identifying its cause. Distinguishing CPP f...