Reference values for serum dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate in healthy children and adolescents with emphasis on the age of adrenarche and pubarche

Guran T., Firat I., Yildiz F., Bulut I. K. , Dogru M., BEREKET A.

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.82, sa.5, ss.712-718, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 82 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/cen.12612
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.712-718


ObjectiveAdrenarche is a component of normal pubertal development. Recent decades have witnessed changes in the timing and tempo of puberty in different populations. We aimed to obtain normative data on dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEA-S) secretion in healthy children and to evaluate the age of adrenarche, pubarche and the DHEA-S levels at which pubarche starts in both sexes.