Managing delayed or altered puberty in males

posted 19 Dec 2012, 06:02 by Damian Wood   [ updated 19 Dec 2012, 06:02 ]
Prof Nelly Pitteloud writing an editorial in the BMJ BMJ2012;345:e7913 highlights two linked patient journeys which describe the experience of male puberty gone awry (doi:10.1136/bmj.e6938, doi:10.1136/bmj.e6971)." For the clinician faced with an adolescent male patient who is not developing signs of starting puberty, differentiating normal variation from pathology is not always straightforward. However, as the linked patient stories clearly show, failure to deal with clinical concerns in a timely fashion for such patients can have longlasting psychological and emotional effects."