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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Long-term follow-up data have been lacking for women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
The risk of decreased bone mineral density (BMD) is particularly high among postmenopausal women with the salt-losing form of 21-hydroxylase-deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
Its purpose is to educate the public and physicians about all forms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), its symptoms, diagnostic protocols, treatment, genetic frequency, the necessity for early intervention and benefits of newborn screening.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), involving excessive androgen production by the adrenal cortex, accounts for most occurrences of Type I intersexuality.
Mr John Goldring QC, for the youngster, said she was born in May 1986 suffering from a disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which was more likely to occur when the parents of a child were related.
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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of autosomal recessive disorders characterised by enzyme deficiencies that impair adrenal steroid biosynthesis.
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Keywords: Adrenal, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Hyperprolactinaemia, Metabolic bone disease, Pituitary, Polycystic ovary syndrome.
The disorders we will be identifying are Biotinidase Deficiency, Galactosemia (Classical Galactosemia, Galactokinase Deficiency & Epimerase Deficiency), Congenital Hypothyroidism, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and Cystic fibrosis.
3,4) Although most adrenal myelolipomas do not produce hormones, over 25 cases of associated endocrine dysfunction have been described in the literature, with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and Cushing Syndrome being the most common.
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