Precocious Pseudopuberty Treatment & Management
- Author: Sunil Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD more...
Available treatment options depend on the underlying etiology of the precocious pseudopuberty.
- The initial evaluation can usually be performed on an outpatient basis. However, inpatient studies and surgical treatment may be required.
- Medical and surgical therapies are directed at treatment of the underlying cause of precocious puberty. The therapies are designed to minimize both the short-term and the long-term morbidity and mortality of precocious puberty.
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- If the patient has a tumor that is causing the precocious puberty, consult the appropriate surgeon.
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- Pediatric endocrinologist: Pediatric endocrinologists may be invaluable in the diagnosis of precocious puberty, as well as in the treatment and follow-up care for the patient.
- Pediatric hematologist and oncologist (if supported by the diagnosis): In the case of malignancy leading to the sexual precocity, the oncologist needs to be involved for possible chemotherapy.
- Surgeon: In the case of malignancy, surgical subspecialists need to be consulted. Recommendation for clitoral reduction in virilized females is controversial at the present time.
- Pediatric urologist: A urologist may be needed for patients with testicular tumors.
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- No special diet is required.
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- No restrictions on activity are necessary.
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