Is it time to commence newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in Australia?

Abstract

21-Hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) is the most common cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, with an incidence of 1:14000 live births and equal prevalence among males and females. Newborns with the most severe "salt-wasting" form of 21-OHD are susceptible to salt-wasting crises in the first few weeks of life. This is associated with morbidity and… (More)

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