congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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congenital adrenal hyperplasia

n.
Any of a group of genetic disorders characterized by an enzyme deficiency that leads to insufficient production of cortisol and often aldosterone by the adrenal glands, typically resulting in abnormally high androgen secretion, masculinization of the female genitourinary system, high blood pressure, and, in the most severe cases, uncontrolled blood sodium depletion.
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There is a lack of reporting on the prevalence of CAH in resourcepoor countries such as South Africa (SA), affecting diagnosis, treatment and management outcomes.
Approximately 43% of patients with a preoperative diagnosis of CAH will have invasive cancer diagnosed on their hysterectomy specimen.
4) The feared complication of CAH is adrenal crisis; a life threatening reaction to low cortisol characterized by hypoglycemia, hyponatremia and hypovolemic shock.
CAH also is a life-threatening condition for all who are affected.
Infacort has been specifically designed for use in children suffering from AI and has the potential to help young patients less than six years of age with cortisol deficiency including AI and CAH.
Since enzyme assay studies are not available in Pakistan, diagnosis of CAH depends upon clinical judgment augmented by specific biochemical abnormalities.
Ronald Terwilliger, all former directors of CAH, have joined the board as independent trustees.
In this article, we report a case of a 4-year-old boy with CAH and Schmid metaphyseal chondrodysplasia.
Rydym yn awyddus i greu data CAH newydd gydag unrhyw ddeunydd a gynigir gan eich grwp neu unigolion, a byddwn yn cydnabod y ffynhonnell yn glir.
El valor NC a encontrar en las tablas ofrecidas por el SCS (1993), corresponde a un NC con CAH II por lo que los ajustes son orientados a determinar el eventual NC con CAH II o CAH III.
3) The lack of scholarship regarding this offense is somewhat perplexing, given that, in recent years, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have taken different approaches to the issue of whether speech can serve as an actus reus for persecution as a CAH (CAH-persecution).
Depending on the type of classic CAH, type of adrenocorticoid deficiency, extent of virilization and genotype, surgical corrective procedures, glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid replacement therapy are the mainstay of management.