Hypothyroidism causing precocious puberty and ovarian torsion

Sandesh Kini, Y. Ramesh Bhat, Phalguna Kousika, Chennakeshava Thunga, Koushik Handattu, Lakshmikanth Halegubbi Karegowda

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Hypothyroidism in children causes delayed puberty. However longstanding untreated hypothyroidism can lead to precocious puberty which may be secondary to hyperprolactinemia or increased levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), enhancing the sensitivity of ovaries to circulating gonadotropins. Here we report a seven and half years old girl with hypothyroidism presenting with precocious puberty and multicystic ovaries which responded well to thyroid hormone supplementation but subsequently developed left ovarian torsion requiring surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nepal Paediatric Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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