Treatment of Boys With Precocious Puberty
Launched by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD) · Nov 3, 1999
Current as of December 02, 2023
Most males with precocious puberty who have been referred to NIH have been successfully treated under protocol 79-CH-0112 "Treatment of True Precocious Puberty with a Long-Acting Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone Analog (D-Trp6-Pro9-Net-LHRH)." A subset of these patients, however, all of whom had familial male isosexual precocity, had an inadequate response to LHRH analog as demonstrated by high serum testosterone levels, rapid advancement in bone age, testicular growth, sperm production, and lack of regression of secondary sex characteristics. These patients had low baseline gonadotrop...
- INCLUSION CRITERIA:
- Patients with familial male precocious puberty will be admitted to the Clinical Center.
- In order to be eligible for the study, the following criteria will be met:
- Boys 10 years of age or less.
- Tanner II to IV pubertal development.
- Unfused epiphyses by bone films.
- Evidence that precocious puberty is not secondary to another recognized cause of pseudopuberty:
- We will exclude congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and document pretreatment androgen levels, by a 1-hour ACTH test, which will include measurement of 11-deoxycortisol and 17-OH-progesterone at 0 and 60 minutes.
- We will exclude tumor of adrenal or testes by physical exam, ultrasound, and measurement of adrenal androgens (DHA, DHAS, androstenedione).
- Elevated testosterone levels measured at 10 am, 2pm, 10 pm and 2 am over a 24 hour period.
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