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Sexual precocity: sex incidence and aetiology.
  1. N A Bridges,
  2. J A Christopher,
  3. P C Hindmarsh,
  4. C G Brook
  1. Endocrine Unit, Cobbold Laboratories, Middlesex Hospital, London.


    The aetiology of 197 girls and 16 boys presenting with sexual precocity was reviewed. Ninety one girls and four boys had central precocious puberty (M:F 23:1); a cause was identified in all the boys but in only six girls. All boys with precocious puberty need detailed investigation; in girls investigation should be based on clinical findings, particularly the consonance of puberty.

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