What Causes
Central Precocious Puberty (CPP)?
CPP is when puberty
begins too early
The process of puberty itself is completely normal. What makes CPP abnormal is timing. In CPP, the puberty process and sexual maturing of a child begin too soon. For the majority of children with CPP, there's no underlying medical problem. Doctors call it idiopathic, which is a medical word for unknown cause.
Some children are
at higher risk
Even though CPP affects 1 out of every 5,000 to 10,000 children, it's more common in girls. The risk is also higher in internationally adopted children. In rare cases, CPP can also be caused by a serious underlying condition, such as a tumor. If your child is experiencing signs of CPP, it's important to make an appointment with your child's pediatrician.
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