Gene duplications in 21-hydroxylase deficiency: the importance of accurate molecular diagnosis in carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis.


BACKGROUND The detection of 21-OH deficiency (21OHD) carriers in the general population requires that misinterpretations of apparently severe mutations in alleles carrying duplicated genes be avoided. Prenatal treatment prevents virilization in female fetuses and genetic counseling may be offered to couples in which one partner is either a patient or a… (More)


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