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congenital adrenal hyperplasia signs

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Enzyme deficiency: Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme needed for synthesis of gluco- and mineralo-corticoids causes excessive production of sex hormones, mainly male se ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Enzyme defeciency: This disease results from deficiency of an enzyme, 21 hydroxylase, that is essential for synthesis of adrenal hormones. Block in the synthesis of gluc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Forever: This is a lifelong genetic issue. Medication & monitoring can decrease the impact on one's life, but it is not like a pneumonia, it doesn't go away af ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA: Serum levels of 17-hydroxy progesterone, cortisol, corticosterone, Progesterone are low and dhea, androstenedione are high.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Gene Mutation: A mutated form of the enzyme blocks the normal production of adrenal hormoes and causes excess production of male sex hormones on both male and female ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
CUSHING's SYNDROME: Sx are moonface, truncal obesity, buffalo hump, slender extremities and fingers, striae of the abdomen, easy bruising and menstrual disorder secondar ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Persons with the most common form congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) have a predisposition to making extra testosterone. For girls this can manifest ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
CAH: This is due to the lack of an enzyme needed for the adrenals to make cortisol and aldosterone. The body then uses the precursors to make androgen (mal ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
1:15,000: Cah is found in 1 of every 15, 000 live births.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: These people have a gene that makes it hard to make the necessary hormone cortisol, and the molecules get shunted into producing masculinizing hormone ... Read More

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