aetiology of peripheral precocious puberty (pseudoprecocious puberty)

Last edited 01/2020 and last reviewed 01/2020

There are many benign forms of pseudoprecocious puberty. However, it is very important to investigate for sinister causes, including:

  • adrenal virilising tumours
  • congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • testicular malignancy

In this situation the investigator is not expecting a central lesion.