How is hypogonadism differentiated from constitutional delay of puberty?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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For adolescents with delayed puberty, the differential diagnosis is mainly between constitutional delay of puberty and hypogonadism. Constitutional delay is by far more common than hypogonadism and is frequently associated with a positive family history.


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