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Ambiguous genitalia and hypertension in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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Correspondence

Rohith Valsalan, Division of Medicine, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Road, Elizabeth Vale, SA 5112, Australia.

Email: rohith.valsalan@health.sa.gov.au

Abstract

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.

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