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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 385-386

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia - experience from a tertiary centre in South India


Department of Endocrinology, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

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George Belinda
Department of Endocrinology, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104102

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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a group of autosomal recessive disorders caused by enzyme deficiency which leads to defects in biosynthesis of steroid precursors. Most common is 21 hydroxylase deficiency. Clinical spectrum varies from non-classical CAH to classic CAH, and it may be simple virilising form or salt-wastinfg type. 29 patients were included in our study from January 2012 to October 2012. 76% were females. Male babies typically presented with adrenal crisis between 3 rd to 6 th week of life. Around 20% of females were identified and appropriately treated only after late adolescence. Short stature was seen in 1/3 rd of patients. 1/3 rd of patients had suppressed 17 OHP levels suggestive of over-replacement therapy which may contribute to final reduction in adult height.


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