Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Published Online: 28 MAY 2003
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How to Cite
New, M. I. 2003. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. eLS.
- Published Online: 28 MAY 2003
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a family of treatable disorders whose common feature is impaired cortisol synthesis, most often due to an enzymatic defect. In some forms, a build-up of steroids in the pathway prior to the defective enzyme leads to an overproduction of androgens and virilization of an affected female fetus.
- congenital adrenal hyperplasia;
- ambiguous genitalia;
- prenatal diagnosis and treatment