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What causes the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of children to close too early?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Plate closure

Usually exposure to sex hormones ie androgens or estrogens.
These are more likely to be elevated in precocious puberty or adrenal disorders. Environmental exposure is rare but on the list.

In brief: Plate closure

Usually exposure to sex hormones ie androgens or estrogens.
These are more likely to be elevated in precocious puberty or adrenal disorders. Environmental exposure is rare but on the list.
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