DELAYED PUBERTY: A LATE DIAGNOSIS

Authors

  • Helena Ferreira Department of Pediatrics, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães
  • Tiago Cúrdia Gonçalves Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães
  • Maria João Moreira Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães
  • Carla Laranjeira Department of Pediatrics, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães
  • Carla Meireles Department of Pediatrics, Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v26.i1.11804

Keywords:

Failure to thrive, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pubertal delay

Abstract

Background: Pubertal delay is a common condition in the Endocrinology clinic. Many diseases can underlie this phenomenon, being inflammatory bowel disease, namely Crohn’s disease, one of the most commonly related chronic diseases.

Case report: Sixteen-years-old female adolescent, with no previous medical history, was referred to the Pediatric clinic because of pubertal delay with primary amenorrhea and failure to thrive. She had initially no digestive symptoms. She subsequently developed gastrointestinal complaints. Laboratorial, endoscopic and radiological studies that allowed the diagnosis of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.

Discussion/Conclusion: We aimed to aware Crohn’s disease as one of the causes of pubertal and growth delay, highlighting the need for early diagnosis and therapy, in order to reach a favorable pubertal development.

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Published

2017-04-03

How to Cite

Ferreira, H., Gonçalves, T. C., Moreira, M. J., Laranjeira, C., & Meireles, C. (2017). DELAYED PUBERTY: A LATE DIAGNOSIS. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 26(1), 62–67. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v26.i1.11804

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