Can addison's disease co exist with late onset cah?

2 distinct diseases. These are 2 very different conditions, both of which result in inadequate production of cortisol (as well as mineralocorticoids). Addison disease = failure of or destruction of the adrenal cortex. Cah = enzymatic deficiency which blocks the hormone production in the adrenals, generally presenting as a newborn. Similar results--potentially lethal cortisol deficiency--but very different diseases.

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Can one have both of these diseases: addison's and late onset cah?

No not possible. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a congenital autosomal recessive disorder due to deficiency of one of the enzymes like 21 hydroxylase resulting in increase amount of androgens.And addison's disease is an aquired disease of adrenals caused due to auto immunity or infections and as a result adrenal is not able to produce cortisone and it can lead to crises if not treated effectively.You can not. Read more...
Yes. They affect the adrenal gland by different mechanisms. Read more...

Addison's and late onset cah are two different diseases but can a person have both at the same time?

CAH is . Not adrenal insufficiency as addison';s disease is. While there are various forms of cah due to different genetic abnormalities and hormone alterations. Most of these conditions involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics in some affected infants, children, or adults. Read more...
Absolutely. Both diseases can be life threatening. Better check with your doc asap. Two diseases at the same time are obviously bad news. Check with your doc and good luck. Read more...

Why the contradiction between dr belilovsky nd dr khanna's answers to same question? "can one have both of these diseases addison's and late onset cah

CAH is . Not adrenal insufficiency as addison';s disease is. While there are various forms of cah due to different genetic abnormalities and hormone alterations. Most of these conditions involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics in some affected infants, children, or adults. Read more...