hrp0082fc5.4 | Neuroendocrinology | ESPE2014
, Hamalainen Esa
, Silvennoinen Sanna
, Dunkel Leo
, Sankilampi Ulla
Background: Hypothalamicpituitarygonadal (HPG) axis activates soon after birth, and this minipuberty provides a transient phase for evaluation of the function of the HPG axis in early infancy. Substantial differences in postnatal gonadotropin secretion have been reported between preterm (PT) and full-term (FT) boys and girls. Therefore, when evaluating gonadotropin levels in infants, time from birth (calendar age), maturity (postmenstrual, PM age) and s...