hrp0082p1-d1-184 | Perinatal and Neonatal Endocrinology | ESPE2014
, Hines Melissa
, Lamminmaki Annamarja
Objective: Low birth weight and prematurity are linked to various behavioural outcomes. In addition, preterm (PT) infants show altered maturation of pituitarygonadal axis, as demonstrated by its pronounced transient activation during the first postnatal months. Given that gonadal steroid hormones shape the basic processes of neural and behavioural sexual differentiation these elevated sex steroids in premature infants might affect the developing brain and alter subsequen...