Girls with Premature Thelarche Younger than 3 Years of Age May Have Stimulated Luteinizing Hormone Greater than 10 IU/L

Karabulut G. S., Atar M., ÇİZMECİOĞLU JONES F. M., Hatun S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.12, no.4, pp.377-382, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Premature thelarche (PT) is defined as isolated breast development in girls before eight years of age. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulation test is sometimes used to distinguish between PT and central precocious puberty (CPP), although the interpretation of the test at early ages is challenging. The objective of this study was to determine the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) responses to GnRH stimulation in girls with PT below 3 years of age.