CASE REPORT
Partial Merosin Deficiency and Precocious Puberty
 
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Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
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Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
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Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Publish date: 2015-01-07
 
Eur J Gen Med 2015;12(1):90–92
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ABSTRACT:
The congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD) are autosomal-recessive disorders. Classical congenital muscular dystrophy is grouped as merosin-positive and merosin-negative (MN-CMD). Precocious puberty in girls has been defined by Marshal and Tanner in 1969. In most of the cases, precocious puberty is idiopathic and is related to premature release of gonadotrophins. So far, the association between merosin deficiency and precocious puberty has not been identified. We report a case of a child with precocious puberty who was diagnosed with merosin deficiency in infancy.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Beray Selver Eklioglu   
Necmettin Erbakan Universitesi Meram Tip Fakultesi Cocuk Sagligi ve Hastaliklari Anabilim Dalı, 42080 Konya- Turkey
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