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Who has congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

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Enzyme deficiency: Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme needed for synthesis of gluco- and mineralo-corticoids causes excessive production of sex hormones, mainly male sex hormones. The result is endocrine disturbance in both boys and girls and virilization in girls.

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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 glucoroticoids causes excess production of male sex hormones. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001448/.

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