Comparison of two tests for heterozygosity in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).

The increase of plasma cortisol (F), androstenedione (A), 17 alpha-hydroxy-progesterone (17-OH-P) and testosterone (T) was measured after iv administration of ACTH in heterozygotes for CAH and in controls under two different conditions: Test 1: ACTH stimulation was performed without any particular preparation. Test 2: 1.5 mg of dexamethasone (dex.) was… CONTINUE READING