SERUM LUTEINIZING HORMONE AND FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE IN NORMAL CHILDREN AND PATIENTS WITH VARIOUS CLINICAL DISORDERS

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Abstract

Serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) were determined in 329 normal children and 185 individuals with endocrinological abnormalities or variations of development. A significant increase of gonadotrophins is noted at the onset of puberty among the boys and at menarche for girls. The values are compared with serum concentrations of LH and FSH in children with abnormalities of sexual development, pituitary malfunction as well as other clinical abnormalities. Comparable levels for age and stage of development were found for premature thelarche, premature adrenarche, cryptorchidism, male pseudohermaphroditism and pubertal gynaecomastia. Hypogonadal individuals (Klinefelter's and Turner's syndrome, pure ovarian dysgenesis and testicular dysgenesis) have markedly elevated values while those with pituitary hypofunction had low values. Patients with sexual prococity tended to have elevated concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-264
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Endocrinology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1973

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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