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Revista chilena de pediatría

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MENENDEZ A, Marcela; RUMIE C, Karime  y  GARCIA B, Hernán. Induction of puberty in Turner's Syndrome. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.5, pp.432-438. ISSN 0370-4106.

Turner's Syndrome is the most frequent cause of female hypogonadism. Puberty must be pharmacologically induced in over 80% of these girls. Induction must be completed in a manner closest to physiology as possible. It is recommended that this induction be initiated at age 12 y.o. with natural estrogens (17 beta estradiol) in low dosage, equivalent to 1/10 a 1/8 of substitution dose, increasing stepwise and adding, after two years, a progestin to generate a menstruation. This revision shows various proposed schemes, as well as therapeutic alternatives available in Chile.

Palabras clave : Turner; puberty; hypogonadism.

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