Merrill Urban

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The effects of congenital adrenal hyperplasia on adult height and fertility were studied in 30 afflicted men. The patients' heights ranged from 150.0 to 178.6 cm (mean +/- 1 S.D. of 164.0 +/- 7.6), which is significantly lower than both the mean adult height for American men and that of the patients' parents (P less than 0.005). There was no correlation(More)
Two teen-age XY brothers with mental retardation, short stature, obesity, genital abnormalities, and contractures of their hands are described. They have generalized osteoporosis and a history of frequent fractures. Their endocrinologic evaluation was normal except for mild glucose intolerance and delayed, but normal puberty. Although these brothers are(More)
Premature pubarche is characterized by pubic hair, adult type body odor, acne, and axillary hair before 8 yr of age in girls and 9.5 yr of age in boys. Causes of this premature virilization include premature adrenarche, mild errors of steroidogenesis, precocious puberty, and adrenal and gonadal tumors. To determine whether any clinical parameters are(More)
Long-term, low-dosage androgen treatment of patients with Turner syndrome results in more rapid growth and significantly greater adult height than in control patients who receive only estrogen for pubertal development. Seventeen patients treated with oxandrolone for one year and ten treated for two years had significantly greater growth velocities during(More)
To determine whether a single morning plasma level of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17OH-P), androstenedione, testosterone and progesterone reflected the degree of control of 21-hydroxylase congenital virilizing adrenal hyperplasia (CVAH) as indicated by 24-hour urinary 17-ketosteroid and pregnanetriol excretion, 142 simultaneous 24-hour urine and morning blood(More)
Fifty-eight children with cryptorchidism have been given hCG stimulation testing, 31 with bilateral cryptorchidism, 22 with unilateral, and 5 with prior unsuccessful orchiopexy. Hormonal studies were carried out prior to and following stimulation. In bilateral cryptorchidism, bilateral descent was observed in 32 percent of cases and in unilateral, the(More)
A 17-yr-old female presented with marked menstrual irregularities since menarche at age 13 yr and severe hirsutism, particularly facial, since puberty. Her disorder was shown to be related to a mild 21-hydroxylase deficiency and she was diagnosed to have an attenuated (so-called acquired) form of congenital virilizing adrenal hyperplasia. HLA typing and(More)
We studied 2 subjects with a 45,X/46,X,ring(Y) karyotype. Both of them were evaluated because of short stature and a subnormal rate of linear growth. One patient had additional features of the Ullrich-Turner syndrome. Both subjects had normal male external genitalia. Two copies of the pseudoautosomal gene, MIC2, were present in DNA of each individual. All(More)