hrp0092p1-208 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism (to include Hypoglycaemia) (1) | ESPE2019

Transient Gonadal Activation and Infant Growth Velocity

Kilinç Suna , Hamilçikan Sahin , Atay Enver , Atay Zeynep

Background: Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is activated during the first 6 months of life, called as mini-puberty in which reproductive hormone levels may reach to adult levels. Although, our understanding of the pathophysiology of sex steroids interaction with growth in puberty is increasing, very little is known about the relationship between sex steroids and growth at this period of life.Material and Methods: 142...