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Gonadal function in low birth weight infants: a pilot study.

Authors
  • Sir-Petermann, Teresa
  • Hitchsfeld, Catalina
  • Codner, Ethel
  • Maliqueo, Manuel
  • Iñiguez, Germán
  • Echiburú, Bárbara
  • Sánchez, Fernando
  • Crisosto, Nicolas
  • Cassorla, Fernando
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2007
Volume
20
Issue
3
Pages
405–414
Identifiers
PMID: 17451079
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An increase in AMH and post-stimulated estradiol serum concentrations suggests altered follicular development in low-BW girls. In contrast, the normal circulating levels of AMH and inhibin B seem to indicate that Sertoli cell function is normal in low-BW boys. We suggest that ovarian function seems to be more vulnerable than testicular function in infants with intrauterine growth restriction.

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