Ambiguous genitalia and hypertension in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
© 2013 The Authors; Internal Medicine Journal © 2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Internal Medicine Journal
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 334–337, March 2013
How to Cite
Valsalan, R. and Zimmermann, A. (2013), Ambiguous genitalia and hypertension in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Internal Medicine Journal, 43: 334–337. doi: 10.1111/imj.12074
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 APR 2012
- congenital adrenal hyperplasia;
- 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency;
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an uncommon condition. Its clinical presentation with hypertension is rare. Deficiency of the steroid 11-beta-hydroxylase accounts for less than 10% of CAH. We report a case of a 19-year-old patient who presents with hypertension with ambiguous genitalia secondary to adrenal steroidogenesis dysfunction. We also discuss the defects in adrenal steroidogenesis and clinical phenotypes of CAH.