Untreated congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency

  title={Untreated congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency},
  author={Husref Tahirovi{\'c} and Alma Toromanovi{\'c} and Marina Grubi{\'c} and Zorana Grubic and Katja K. Dumic},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an inherited metabolic disease caused by the deficiency of one of the enzymes necessary for cortisol synthesis. With carefully supervised medical treatment, CAH patients have the capacity for normal puberty and fertility. We report on a 12.4-year-old female who, because of the early interruption of treatment, developed progressive virilization with reduced final height and altered psycho-social orientation to male. One of the reasons for interrupting… CONTINUE READING