Abnormal Luteinizing Hormone Secretion in Polycystic-Ovary Syndrome

Carlos A. Camargo, Barnett Zumoff

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To the Editor: Zumoff et al. (Nov. 17 issue)* reported abnormal timing of luteinizing hormone secretion in young girls with polycystic-ovary syndrome. The authors studied five girls, aged 13 to 16, and in four of the five cases they found that the surge in luteinizing hormone secretion did not occur during the sleep hours as in normal early puberty but was delayed seven to eight hours. Data on luteinizing hormone in one of the four subjects with the abnormality were not provided. Central to the observation should be the fact that these young girls indeed had polycystic-ovary syndrome. Unfortunately, the.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-991
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number15
StatePublished - 12 Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes


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