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Synonyms and keywords: pubertas praecox, sexual precocity
Precocious puberty is defined as the development of secondary sexual characters before the age of eight in females and nine in males. The causes of precocious puberty are numerous and it can range from being a variant of normal development to severe life-threatening cause (eg; germ cell tumor). Physicians should differentiate central and peripheral causes of precocious puberty and determine the need for treatment.
History and Symptoms:
Central precocious puberty