Increased salt appetite in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia 21-hydroxylase deficiency.

  title={Increased salt appetite in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia 21-hydroxylase deficiency.},
  author={A Kochli and Yardena Tenenbaum-Rakover and Micah Leshem},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={288 6},
Salt appetite was investigated in 14 patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia of the salt-wasting form (SW group), 12 patients with the simple virilized form who are not salt losing, and 18 healthy siblings. Salt appetite was evaluated by questionnaire, preference tests, and dietary analyses. The findings showed that SW who were not therapeutically normalized showed increased salt appetite but no change in sweet preference. Their salt appetite correlated with symptoms of salt wasting… CONTINUE READING


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