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Journal Article
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Morrison, Belinda F; Madden, Wendy; Clato-Day, Stephanie; Gabay, Leslie
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Article Title
Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease Reverses Hypogonadism Without Promoting Priapism: A Case Report
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Urology Case Reports
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2015
Volume ID
3
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
179-180
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doi:10.1016/j.eucr.2015.07.006. eCollection 2015
Abstract
Delayed puberty secondary to hypogonadism is commonly seen in sickle cell disease (SCD), affecting normal growth and development. The condition is rarely treated in SCD for fear of inducing priapism episodes. We present a case report of an Afro-Jamaican adolescent male at 16 years of age who presented with symptoms of delayed puberty as well as frequent stuttering priapism episodes. Endocrinological assessment revealed low serum total testosterone levels. Treatment was commenced monthly with testosterone enanthate which resulted in improved symptoms of delayed puberty, improvement in anthropometric parameters while apparently ameliorating priapism episodes.....
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