pseudopuberty

pseu·do·pu·ber·ty

(sū'dō-pyū'bĕr-tē),
Condition characterized by the precocious development of a varying number of the somatic and functional changes typical of puberty; commonly caused by the hormonal secretions of an ovarian, testicular, or adrenocortical tumor and typically arises before the chronologic age of puberty. It does not represent the normal pubertal sequence intiated with hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotropins.

pseudopuberty

The premature development of 2º sexual characteristics, while remaining inconceivable, a phenomenon due to ↑ androgen or estrogen secretion in the face of an immature hypothalamic-adenohypophysial-gonadal axis; pseudopuberty in ♂ infants with Leydig cell tumors is associated with growth of pubic hair and penile enlargement. Cf Puberty.

pseu·do·pu·ber·ty

(sū'dō-pyū'bĕr-tē)
Condition characterized by the precocious development of a varying number of the somatic and functional changes typical of puberty; commonly due to hormonal secretions of an ovarian, testicular, or adrenocortical tumor; typically arises before the chronologic age of puberty; does not represent the normal pubertal sequence intiated with hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotropins.
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Children may suffer from precocious pseudopuberty including uni- or bilateral asymmetric gynecomastia and adults from erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, or infertility [7].
The overproduction of reactive androgen also causes precocious pseudopuberty, accelerated somatic growth, and premature epiphyseal closure in both sexes.
Signs of precocious pseudopuberty developed in all patients (1 girl and 3 boys) with the genotype CH4/CH-7; external genitalia virilization was also seen in the girl (9).
Clinical manifestations of CAH include ambiguous genitalia in girls and precocious pseudopuberty in both sexes resulting from high concentrations of adrenal androgens (simple virilizing form), with additional excessive renal sodium excretion in the salt-wasting form.