Endo-ERN expert opinion on the differential diagnosis of pubertal delay

The differential diagnoses of pubertal delay include hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH), as well as constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP). Distinguishing between CDGP and CHH may be challenging, and the scientific community has been struggling to develop diagnostic tests that allow an accurate differential diagnosis. Indeed, an adequate and timely management is critical in order to enable optimal clinical and psychosocial outcomes of the different forms of pubertal delays. In this review, we provide an updated insight on the differential diagnoses of pubertal delay, including the available tests, their meanings and accuracy, as well as some clues to effectively orientate towards either constitutional pubertal delay or pathologic CHH and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism.

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TitleEndo-ERN expert opinion on the differential diagnosis of pubertal delay
DateJanuary 29th, 2021
Issue nameEndocrine
Issue number2021(2)
AuthorsPersani L, Bonomi M, Cools M, Dattani M, Dunkel L, Gravholt CH & Juul A
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