Precocious puberty: Accelerated growth for 1-year-old

Precocious puberty: Accelerated growth for 1-year-old

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A 1-year-old boy in India was found to have a testosterone level of a 25-year old, has an adult-sized male genitalia, pubic hair, and is already having sexual urges. He has been diagnosed with precocious puberty, a medical condition where the development to puberty is accelerated.
14 Jul 2016 - General
Precocious puberty refers to the appearance of physical and hormonal signs of pubertal development at an earlier age than is considered normal. For many years, puberty was considered precocious in girls younger than 8 years; however, recent studies indicate that signs of early puberty (breasts and pubic hair) are often present in girls (particularly black girls) aged 6-8 years. For boys, onset of puberty before age 9 years is considered precocious. Early onset of puberty can cause several probl...
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