Urinary zearalenone levels in girls with premature thelarche and idiopathic central precocious puberty

aşcı a. , durmaz e., ERKEKOĞLU Ü. P. , PASLI D. , bircan i., Kocer-Gumusel B.

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, vol.66, no.6, pp.571-578, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA PEDIATRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-578
  • Keywords: Zearalenone, Puberty, precocious, Sex characteristics, PUERTO-RICO, CONTAMINATION, MYCOTOXIN, EPIDEMIC, EXPOSURE, EVENTS, RISK


Aim. Recently, it was reported that the development of breast tissue and secondary sex characteristics in girls occurred at much younger age and the incidences of premature thelarce (PT) and central idiopathic precocious puberty (ICPP) are increasing. In this context, we wanted to evaluate the mycoestrogen exposure as triggering factor for premature sexual development.