An update on prenatal diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

@article{New2012AnUO,
  title={An update on prenatal diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.},
  author={Maria I. New and Moolamannil Abraham and T. K. Yuen and Oksana Lekarev},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={396-9}
}
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia causes genital ambiguity in females affected with the severe form of the disease; yet the abnormality is preventable with prenatal dexamethasone treatment that must be given to the mother before the ninth week of gestation. In the period from 1978 to March 2011 we have made prenatal diagnosis in 719 pregnancies. Our results indicate that the average Prader score of those fetuses treated with dexamethasone was 1.7, which is much lower than the average Prader score… CONTINUE READING
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