A 49-year-old member asked:
Do the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia differ by gender?
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio answered
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 as genitalia that is "masculinized" before birth and therefore "ambiguous" at the time of birth. Girls can also have somewhat masculinized behaviors. The testosterone levels can be lowered by therapy. Boys do not have genital or behavioral issues.
Answered on May 28, 2016
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