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Adrenarche is a lot like puberty; it’s characterized by changes in the body as your child enters her teen years. Premature adrenarche is when these changes begin early, before age 8 for girls and age 9 for boys. It’s usually nothing serious, simply your child’s body maturing in its own time.
What’s the difference between puberty and adrenarche?
It may be helpful to think of puberty and adrenarche as separate processes that your child’s body goes through, usually at the same time, but not always.
Caring for more than 7,000 patients each year, Boston Children Hospital’s Division of Endocrinology is one of the largest pediatric endocrinology practices in the country. In addition to offering expert consultation, our experienced, multi-disciplinary staff provides specialty care for children and adolescents with a variety of medical problems and issues, including premature adrenarche.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”