Pituitary and gonadal function in the infant son of a patient with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

F. G. Cassoria, O. Pescovitz, Donald (Lynn) Loriaux, R. J. Sherins

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Abstract

We have evaluated the pituitary-gonadal function of the infant son of a patient with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. The father was treated with hCG and FSH to induce fertility. The son had normal genitalia and his testicular volume increased appropriately during early infancy. Basal and post GnRH gonadotropin levels, as well as testosterone concentrations increased during early infancy. The data suggest that this enfant had adequate gonadotropin secretion and testicular function. The patient illustrates the potential usefulness of evaluating the pituitary-gonadal function of male infants suspected of having hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Hypogonadism
Nuclear Family
Gonadotropins
Genitalia
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Fathers
Fertility
Testosterone

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Pituitary and gonadal function in the infant son of a patient with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. / Cassoria, F. G.; Pescovitz, O.; Loriaux, Donald (Lynn); Sherins, R. J.

In: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1985, p. 71-72.

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