Thyroxine Replacement Promptly Corrects Vaginal Bleeding in Precocious Menarche Due to Van Wyk Grumbach Syndrome

Amin, Sapna Vinit and Bharatnur, Sunanda and Vasudeva, Akhila and Hebbar, Shripad S (2015) Thyroxine Replacement Promptly Corrects Vaginal Bleeding in Precocious Menarche Due to Van Wyk Grumbach Syndrome. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics, 2 (2). pp. 151-154. ISSN 2349 - 3291

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Abstract

Van Wyk Grumbach syndrome is a rare complication of a common endocrine disorder, i.e., hypothyroidism, but occurs when it is long standing during periods of pre-pubertal growth. It can occur in both sexes, in boys it is associated with testicular enlargement and in girls, the usual presenting features are early onset menarche, enlarged bilateral multicystic ovaries and delayed skeletal growth. Diagnosing this condition is very important as unnecessary surgical intervention for ovarian enlargement is avoided. Prompt replac ement therapy with thyroxine not only corrects menstrual abnormality, but also ovaries return to normal over period of time. In this case report, we describe anunusual case of irregular vaginal bleeding, large multicystic ovaries and delayed bone age in a young girl due to autoimmune thyroiditis who promptly responded to levo-thyroxine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Van Wyk Grumbach syndrome; Precocious puberty; Delayed bone age; Multicystic ovaries
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 04:54
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 04:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142633

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