Diagnosis of homozygosity and heterozygosity in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and control of treatment.

Abstract

In congenital adrenal hyperplasia the incidence of 21-hydroxylase deficiency is very high (approximately 1:7,000), whereas other enzyme defects such as 11-hydroxylase deficiency, 17-hydroxylase deficiency and 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency are much less frequent. The various forms of enzyme defects can be diagnosed by determining specific… (More)

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