Naltrexone as a diagnostic tool to distinguish between hyperandrogenemic and hypothalamic ovarian failure in females with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase-deficiency (CAH).

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OBJECTIVE Hypothalamic ovarian failure can be considered as a differential diagnosis in women suffering from CAH and amenorrhea. Naltrexone can be used as a tool to exclude hyperandrogenemia as a cause of amenorrhea in that condition. STUDY DESIGN Five women (ages between 16 and 30 years) with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to C21- hydroxylase… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.06.007

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