pubertal delay

pubertal delay

Sexology A delay in puberty beyond the normal upper age limit for its completion–ie, age 13 in ♀ and 15 in ♂; PD may reflect a timing error, or it may be associated with a permanent hormone defect in gonads, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. See Premature puberty.
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For JADI-E, muscle atrophy, osteoporosis with fractures or vertebral collapse, avascular necrosis of bone, significant abnormality of the vertebral curve due to leg length discrepancy or hip contracture, significant leg length discrepancy or growth abnormality of a bone segment, striae rubrae, subcutaneous atrophy resulting from intraarticular corticosteroid injection, growth failure, [7] pubertal delay, diabetes mellitus and amyloidosis are scored as 1 if present; ocular complications like cataract or other complications of uveitis [8,9] were scored as 1 if present, 2 if surgery was required and 3 in case of blindness.
Role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor mutations in patients with a wide spectrum of pubertal delay.
Short stature and pubertal delay in cystic fibrosis.
2] reported in their series of 180 cases that all patients had microcephaly and pubertal delay, 97% had hirsutism, and 68% were of low birth weight.
The product is intended to treat paediatric Crohn's disease, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation, or swelling, across the lining of the digestive tract, resulting in growth failure, malnutrition, pubertal delay and bone demineralisation.
com)-- Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.
Turner syndrome (TS), in which there is loss of all or part of one sex chromosome, occurs in one in 2500 live-born females and is associated with characteristic findings, such as growth failure, pubertal delay, and cardiac anomalies (1).
A lead-induced decrement in IGF-1 may contribute to gonadotropin inhibition and pubertal delay.
Low energy intake contributes to health problems such as pubertal delay, irregularities in the menstrual cycle, (4,5) low estrogen, and bone loss.
Initiating pubertal delay at an early age will "most certainly result in high percentages of individuals who will more easily pass into the opposite gender role than when treatment commenced well after the development of secondary sexual characteristics," which will likely result in better quality of life and perhaps decreased reports of post-operative regret due to poor functioning (Delemarre-van de Waal & Cohen-Kettenis, 2006, p.
The diagnosis should be considered in any female with unexplained growth failure or pubertal delay or any constellation of the syndrome's characteristic physical features, the guidelines say.
The diagnosis also should be considered in any female with short stature or pubertal delay or any constellation of the syndrome's characteristic physical features.