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Medicine for congenital adrenal hyperplasia

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Adrenal hyperplasia: The commonest type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is caused by deficiency of 21 hydroxylase, classical type presents at birth, but non classical ma... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA: Serum levels of 17-hydroxy progesterone, cortisol, corticosterone, Progesterone are low and dhea, androstenedione are high.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
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
A 40-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
1:15,000: Cah is found in 1 of every 15, 000 live births.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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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