Ira M. Rosenthal

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Women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency often have a polycystic ovary-like syndrome, consisting of hyperandrogynism, infertility, menstrual irregularities, and elevated LH levels. This is generally considered secondary to poor control of the congenital adrenal hyperplasia. However, our experience led us to suspect that(More)
A 5-year-old boy was found to have severe rickets in association with hyperpigmented, linear, verrucous, epidermal tumors, typical of the epidermal nevus syndrome. Normocalcemia (9.6 mg/dl), hypophosphatemia (2.0 mg/dl), elevated serum alkaline phosphatase concentration (313 IU), decreased renal tubular reabsorption of phosphorus (35%), radiologic evidence(More)
The DAX1 protein is an orphan nuclear hormone receptor based on sequence similarity in the putative ligand-binding domain (LBD). DAX1 mutations result in X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita (AHC). Our objective was to identify DAX1 mutations in a series of families, to determine the types of mutations resulting in AHC and to locate single-amino-acid(More)
The testes of five phenotypic women (from four families) with 5 alpha-reductase deficiency were studied. In one of the patients, the enzyme deficiency was similar in the testis and epididymis and in fibroblasts cultured from the labia majora. In testes from four of the patients, the concentrations of the 5 alpha-reduced steroids dihydrotestosterone and 3(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the tissue-specific regulation of human aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) gene expression is, in part, the consequence of the use of tissue-specific promoters. Promoter I.1 (PI.1) and PI.2-specific transcripts are expressed in the placenta, whereas promoter II (PII) appears to be the only active promoter in the corpus(More)
A 33-year-old Pakistani man with transverse testicular ectopia underwent surgery for repair of a left inguinal hernia. At operation a uterine structure with attached vasa deferentia was found in the left inguinal area and it was removed. Transverse testicular ectopia has been reported previously in association with the persistent müllerian duct syndrome. A(More)
Nine female adolescents with female pseudohermaphroditism resulting from virilizing congenital adrenocortical hyperplasia (CAH) were studied in terms of gender identity, sex-role behavior, psychological adjustment, and psychosexual development. A group of adolescents with chronic illness was used as a control. The Draw-A-Person, the Bem Sex-Role Inventory,(More)
A 12-yr-old hypothyroid girl was diagnosed at birth as athyreotic because her thyroid gland could not be visualized by isotope scanning. Goiter development due to incomplete thyrotropin suppression, a thyroidal radioiodide uptake of < 1%, and a low saliva to plasma ratio of 2.5 suggested iodide (I-) transport defect. mRNA isolated from her thyroid gland and(More)