456 Premature Adrenarche: Clinical and Diagnostic Features

Premature adrenarche (PA), or isolated development of pubic hair before age 8, is common in the Richmond area. We have compared the clinical findings, family history and serum concentrations of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), in 21 new cases of PA seen in the past 2 yrs and in 17 control children. Since 17/21 of the PA patients were black females… CONTINUE READING