Can late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia be confused with addison's or have both?

Yes and no. Both can present with low blood sodium and high potassium and increased pigmentation, but further testing can separate the diagnosis. Addison's by itself in children is very rare.

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May I ask what are the effects of late Congenital adrenal hyperplasia medication at 6 years old?

Varies. This situation is extremely serious even if the illness is mild. There are various ways of treating it, but you need to discuss this with Junior's physician. I am glad it was diagnosed. Read more...

Do the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia differ by gender?

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. Read more...

How can congenital adrenal hyperplasia affect the social life of a person?

Depends on the type. Of enzyme defect and the gender of the patient. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a group of disorders that affect the hormones produced by adrenal gland. The disorders affect electrolyte and sex hormones and may cause ambiguous sexual organs in girls. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001448/. Read more...

Can congenital adrenal hyperplasia affect a persons period?

Cong adrenal hyper. Yes. see your physician. Wikipedia and uptodate.com are good reads for this.
There are several kinds of this as well. Read more...

What are some treatments for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in children?

Complex management. Cah is a genetic autosomal recessive diorder, lacking the enzymes that produce, cortisol & aldosterone, produce excessive male hormones results ambiguous male looking genitalia in female , male normal needs series of surgical corrections most important is very early aggressive medical management with steroids, aldosterone , electrolytes, bp, &growth, blood sugar by expert team also phyciatrist. Read more...