Patricia Lacourt

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BACKGROUND Type I familial hyperaldosteronism is caused by the presence of a chimaeric gene CYPl 1B1/CYP11BZ which encodes an enzyme with aldosterone synthetase activity regulated by adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). Therefore, in patients with FH I is possible to normalize the aldosterone levels with glucocorticoid treatment. Recently it has been shown(More)
BACKGROUND Deletions in the SHOX gene are the most frequent genetic cause of Leri-Weill syndrome and Langer mesomelic dysplasia, which are also present in idiopathic short stature. AIM To describe the molecular and clinical findings observed in 23 of 45 non-consanguineous Chilean patients with different phenotypes related to SHOX deficiency. METHODS(More)
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